As the great philosopher’s of old wrote, “We know nothing if not through our senses”. The mind, body and brain are uniquely interwoven. Each influences the other through the process of neuroplasticity.
It is this important relationship that A Jean Ayres recognised and wrote about, though some dispute her recognition of this close relationship, writing she did not consider the mind. Ayres’ saw the mind as emerging as the brain noticed, registered and made sense of sensory information received from the outside world and from within the body. It is these closed relationships and this interconnectedness that Ayres’ Sensory Integration therapy is based on.