Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID)

sensory integration

Kids in Motion Pediatric Therapy Services provides therapy for children who have difficulty with sensory integration and sensory processing. We provide individual treatment to address these issues. This includes but not limited to:

Vestibular- This system is made up of the three semicircular canals in the inner ear. This is the “BOSS.” This system registers movement in lateral, forward/backwards and rotational planes.  If a child has problems in this area, you might see the following behaviors:

  • Car sickness
  • Constantly wanting to swing
  • Poor Balance
  • Difficulty maintaining head in different position
  • Fear of heights or climbing
  • Sitting down when walking across a floor
  • Can’t tolerate swinging (hyporeactive)
  • Difficulty with changes in head position

 Proprioception:  This system is the muscle system. This system gives us the power to move. It tells us the relationship of one body part to the other. It gives us a relationship with others and objects. It is how we move through our environment.  If a child has problems in this area, you might see the following behaviors:

  • Child is very weak and fatigues easily
  • Stomps feet on ground
  • Holds pencil too tightly or too lightly
  • Will kick, bang, hit, or bite
  • Clumsily frequently drops items
  • Deliberate bumps and crashes into objects
  • Constantly chewing on items
  • Messy written work
  • Stabilizes against furniture or adult
  • Locks joints to maintain posture

 Tactile- This system is the first system to develop in the body. It deals with light touch, pressure, vibration, temperature and pain.  It keeps the brain organized and develops ability to protect our bodies and discriminate the tactile input of our world.   If a child has problems in this area, you might see the following behaviors:

  • Avoids expression of affection such as hugs
  • Dislikes holding items
  • Touches people or objects excessively
  • Reacts to clothing
  • Isolates themselves
  • Overacts to pain
  • Difficulty standing in line
  • Uses mouth not hands to explore
  • Reacts aggressively when touched
  • Picky eating and problem feeding
  • Resists change
  • Does not notice injuries

We offer a full variety of tests which are age specific to identify the core of any issues that may be present. No child is the same. We pride ourselves in being great detectives to find out challenges that may effect your child’s development then efficiently quick and productively provide a resolution.

2636 South Milford Road
Milford
Michigan
48357
United States