The Impact of Sensory Integration and Spatial Thinking Exercises on Improved Non-verbal Intelligence in the Children with Learning Disorder

Zohreh Tavakoli, Farhad Jomehri, Adis Kraskian Mojambari
2015 Muṭāli̒āt-i Ravān/Shināsī-i Bālīnī  
Learning disorders could be prevented if identified before the elementary school; otherwise, they will bring about irremediable damages. Sensory integration refers to the reception and processing of the seven senses' information (motion, touch, pressure, vision, hearing, taste, and smelling). In a learning disorder, sensory information is not carefully processed; therefore, one could treat a series of writing, reading and spelling disabilities as well as mathematical disorders by coordinating
more » ... s by coordinating eyes and hands and motion control, etc. Spatial thinking exercises aim to boost children's ability for spatial and visual perception, establishing necessary coordination among the eyes, hands and other senses. In this technique, the statistical population of children with learning disorder was provided with sensory integration training and spatial thinking exercises for 2 months. The results suggest that sensory integration training and spatial thinking exercises lead to improved non-verbal intelligence in the children with learning disorder.
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