Aki Funahashi is an occupational therapist who works with children that have developmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder.
In this video, Aki discusses the importance of sensory integration therapy in his line of work, how he uses it to teach, and how to help children with ASD and similar disorders obtain skills that they may not be able to successfully develop by themselves.
In a nutshell, sensory integration therapy is a fun, playful type of therapy that theoretically helps the brain adapt to and process all sorts of sensory situations.
While it can be an effective therapy for, say, kids with autism, experts advise that it not be the only form of treatment that children receive; it should be combined with other forms of therapy.
Learn more about occupational therapy and sensory integration in this video!