• White Lee Road Batley West Yorkshire WF17 8AS

Sensory Team

Sensory Integration

Our well-equipped sensory integration room provides a haven of calm for students who have a diagnosis of autism, sensory processing difficulties, physical needs or struggle with regulation during the course of the school day.

Sensory integration refers to the processing, integration, and organisation of sensory information from the body and the environment. This means how we experience, interpret and react to (or ignore) information coming from our senses. Sensory integration is important in all the things that we need to do on a daily basis, such as getting dressed, eating, moving around, socialising, learning and working.

Sensory information is received from our eight senses, which include light (vision), hearing (auditory system), touch (tactile system), taste (gustatory system), smell (olfactory system), proprioception (senses of body awareness and position), vestibular (awareness of movement, balance, and coordination) and interoception (our internal sensory system that tells us what is happening inside our body, for example, hunger or toileting).

Many students have multi-sessions during the course of the day when they need to swing, rock, climb and balance within their environment. It also provides a space for small group sessions when an interactive visi-screen is also available.

For more information, please take a look on the Sensory Integration website