When sensory integration doesn’t happen as it should, and it is hard to take in and process sensory information, then making sense of and responding to the world in the right way every time is tricky.
The cues and signals from the environment and other people may be missed or may be misinterpreted. When this happens behaviour others see may seem at odds with how everyone else is experiencing and responding.
The person may be misjudged or viewed as being awkward and tricky.
A. Jean Ayres developed her theory of sensory integration. Assessment methods and the therapy that grew out of her theory Ayres’ Sensory Integration provides a way to make sense of and support people with sensory integration difficulties so that daily life becomes easier for everyone.