Brain Train’s Sensorimotor Intensive Program challenges sensory processing and motor planning domains, through developmental and other gross motor movement patterns, to encourage sensorimotor integration. Our underlying focus on movement includes motor skill development to assist with motor coordination issues and sensory reactivity.
Research shows that children with autism have difficulties coordinating sensory input and movement and that sensorimotor difficulties are associated with the severity of challenges that people diagnosed with Autism experience. What that means is, their sensory networks are not working effectively and have not integrated with their motor movement networks, which may also be impaired.
A recent meta-analysis of 33 studies concluded that for people diagnosed with Autism, motor challenges relate to inefficient sensorimotor integration, where they seem unable to efficiently process sensory information and integrate it efficiently into a motor plan. In simple terms, they are not in complete control of their body. You can read more about our program here.