Sensory Motor Integration

Sensory Motor Integration (SMI) can help increase reaction time and motor skills. SMI is strongly researched in the world of developmental delays and can be adapted to affect many different disorders. BITS is a touchscreen technology that has a wide variety of therapeutic activities helping to integrate motor and sensory pathways in a variety of areas throughout the brain.

BITS measures reaction time and sensory-motor timing. It is used to therapeutically stimulate hand-eye coordination and sensory-motor integration.

Interactive Metronome® (IM) is believed to improve the resolution and efficiency of an individual’s internal brain clock(s) and temporal processing. In turn, it is hypothesized that this results in more efficient brain connectivity, communication, and synchronization via increased integrity of the brains white matter tract communication system, producing more efficient communication between critical brain networks. In particular, research and theory suggest that IM training increases the efficacy of the parietal-frontal brain network, the brain network most associated with general intellectual functioning, working memory, controlled attention and executive functions.

Research

Effectiveness of Sensory Integration Interventions in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pilot Study

Sensory integration therapy for autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review

Sensory Integration Therapies for Children With Developmental and Behavioral Disorders

Occupational therapy using a sensory integrative approach for children with developmental disabilities

A Critique of the Application of Sensory Integration Therapy to Children with Learning Disabilities

Sensory Integration Therapies for Children With Developmental and Behavioral Disorders

Occupational therapy using a sensory integrative approach for children with developmental disabilities

A Critique of the Application of Sensory Integration Therapy to Children with Learning Disabilities

Effectiveness of two different sensory-integration programmes for children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

Nonmotor Symptoms and Natural History of Parkinson’s Disease: Evidence From Cognitive Dysfunction and Role of Noninvasive Interventions

Selective Persistence of Sensorimotor Mismatch Signals in Visual Cortex of Behaving Alzheimer’s Disease Mice

Role of the Visual and Auditory Systems in Postural Stability in Alzheimer’s Disease

Visuomotor integration is impaired in early stage Alzheimer’s disease

Defective sensorimotor integration in preparation for reaction time tasks in patients with multiple sclerosis