Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI)
Developed by Dr. A. Jean Ayres, ASI uses information from our body and environment to perceive different sensations (touch, body position, movement, and gravity). ASI is designed to improve sensory perception abilities, motor skills, praxis, and self-regulation.
Early intervention services are provided for children between the ages of birth and three years. Early intervention services include, but are not limited to, activities of daily living, play, sleep, education, and social participation.
Children with sensory feeding disorders may not consume enough food or liquid to gain weight or to receive proper nutrients. They can often be labeled as picky eaters. Children may also have difficulty eating or may refuse to eat food with certain textures which can be due to
mechanical and motor difficulties (i.e. unable to retrieve food from cheek, poor ability to chew).
Social skills are skills children use to communicate and interact with others in different social situations. Verbal and non-verbal communication (gestures, facial expressions, and body language) can be used.