Many children with activity and attention, emotions and behaviors, multiple developmental disorders, anxiety, fear, or a lack of psychological and social skills develop features of the sensory system that interfere with daily life. Due to the sensitivity of the nervous system, they face challenges in regulating the response to stimuli. In the absence of sensory coherence, the child feels bad in his body, in the environment, does not want to play, learn, has behavioral and communication difficulties.
Specialists using sensory therapy can help overcome these challenges. By initiating the School of the Senses project, the Biržai Education Support Service aims to acquire sensory equipment that will teach children to respond appropriately to environmental stimuli. At present, specialists are already applying sand, art, games and music therapy to children during consultations and classes. This newly acquired equipment will help to more purposefully and consistently develop sensory responses to environmental stimuli to our small customers, who are already moving forward a little bit. According to experts, the effects of sensory therapy are obvious, for example, a girl with autism spectrum disorders has learned to adapt to the environment - she is no longer afraid of the therapist, she even hugs her, she is less sensitive to people passing by on the street.
Our goal is to help children with sensory impairments experience and understand that sensations can be safe. Sensory self-regulation skills will also be strengthened during sensory therapy sessions - children will learn to respond adequately to the environment, focus and calm down.