Sensory Integration

The ability of the brain and body to take incoming sensory information from the environment and create an efficient motor response.

Vestibular input

The receptors for the vestibular system are located in the inner ear and give us information about where our body is in space and how our bodies are moving in conjunction with the environment. This system also helps with our balance and coordination.

Proprioceptive Input

The receptors are located in the muscles and joints and register active input to helps us know where our body parts are in space in relation to each other.

Tactile Input

Touch receptors are in the skin and provide information about our environment. These receptors alert the brain to different types of touch and where they are located on the body (sharp, dull, smooth, dangerous, calming).

Motor Planning

The ability to have an idea how to do something, plan it out, and sequence the movements needed to complete the idea.

Modulation

The brain's regulation of the body's activity. Modulation involves the brain being able to filter out irrelevant information from the environment and attend to the task at hand. Example, Being able to attend to one's homework while the television is on, a fan is blowing air across your face, and people are walking in and out of the room.