Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID, also called sensory processing disorder) is a neurological disorder causing difficulties with processing information from the five senses (vision, auditory, touch, olfaction and taste), the sense of movement (vestibular system), and/or the positional sense (proprioception). For those with SID, sensory information is sensed, but perceived abnormally. Unlike blindness or deafness, sensory information is received by people with SID; the difference is that information is processed by the brain in an unusual way that may cause distress or confusion.
SID is its own diagnosis, but it can be linked to other neurological conditions, including autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, Developmental Dyspraxia, Tourette syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and speech delays, among many others. The meaning of SID falls under the DSM-IV criteria for Asperger-syndrome. There is no known cure; however, there are many treatments available."(Wikipedia)
Our office offers a Sensory Learning Program that unites three modalities (auditory, visual and vestibular) into one 30-day drug-free intervention that sets the stage to improve perception, understanding, and the ability to learn.
Other strategies include Prism lenses to alter perception and awaken dormant neural processes. This is reinforced by long term Vision therapy (6-12 months) to transform the temporary changes brought about by prism lenses and/or sensory learning into permanent neural alteration. Such transformation leads not just to better vision, but also to better physical, emotional, and cognitive ability.
Our Santa Ana, CA location brings innovative therapy strategies to patients located in and around Orange County, California. For more information on the Sensory Learning program please contact our office. You may also visit the Sensory Learning Center website for additional information and testimonials. For a free consultation, please call our office at (714)996-6210 and mention sensory learning consultation.