Sensorimotor Skills Definition
Sensorimotor skills involve the process of receiving sensory messages (sensory input) and producing a response (motor output). We receive sensory information from our bodies and the environment through our sensory systems (vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, vestibular, and proprioception). This sensory information then needs to be organized and processed to be able to produce an appropriate motor, or movement response to be successful in daily tasks at home or at school.
Our Approach at North Shore Pediatric Therapy
At North Shore Pediatric Therapy, our therapists work with children who have difficulties with their sensorimotor skills by using a multisensory approach to provide the child with experiences which help improve his/her motor planning for fine and gross motor skills, oral motor skills, behavior, sensory processing skills, feeding skills, attention, and any other difficulties that are hindering their ability to fully succeed socially, academically and personally.