Sensory Integration & Astronaut Training
Sensory Integration Therapy is a term that has been used to describe processes in the brain that allow us to take information we receive from our 5 senses, organize it, and respond appropriately. We also have a vestibular sense (balance) that tells us how to position our bodies and heads, and a proprioceptive sense (awareness of body in space) that helps us know what we do with our joints, muscles, and ligaments.
Astronaut Training is a Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol. Vestibular enhancement has always been central to sensory integration practice. However, the importance of administering precise vestibular input that is integrated with specific sound and vision input is only beginning to be acknowledged. This protocol was created in order to enhance understanding of the developmental and neurological processes of the Vestibular-Auditory-Visual Triad. Understanding how these three systems work together with the body’s senses creates a foundation for applying specific intervention strategies, including Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol.