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The developmental stage for children, babies and infants is without a doubt the most important part of their life. Itís this time when they start to Ďseeí the world and not only this, they gain cognitive intelligence and learn about the world through their senses. They also learn a number of skills which effectively canít be taught such as balance, spatial awareness, proprioception and even more. While the majority of children learn with no problem, there are those who for one reason for another donít.

Luckily, for those affected children there are a great many techniques that doctors, professionals and even parents can do to help their child develop sensory integration to ensure at the very least, their child has the best chance possible for the future. Today, these techniques include occupational therapy, play therapy and the use of sensory and therapy toys which aim to get your child to teach themselves about his or her senses.

Indeed, what has been a problem up until very recently is that many skills such as spatial awareness, balance and the likes are something that canít simply be taught. Itís only with the introduction of therapy toys that children with sensory problems are finally getting the chance to learn the various skills required to lead a normal life.

For parents, it can be hard to understand what itís like not to have these skills, but itís these senses that we rely on for everyday life. From being able to stand up in the dark to being able to balance a bicycle, it used to be that many children who couldnít develop these skills on their own were doomed to a life of problems. Luckily however with the likes of therapy toys and occupational therapy, the outlook is positive for many who are luckily enough to possess therapy toys.

From autism to other developmental disorders, itís true to say that there are so many reasons why these sensory skills will fail to develop. Over the years there have been numerous suggestions, but today, thanks to numerous advances in science and medicine, itís now possible to at the very least train children and infants to some extent in acquiring these critical sensory skills. Indeed, using everything from computer games to trampolines and balancing boards Ė therapy toys aim to use play as a type of therapy and training aid.

Therapy and treatment for children, infants and even adults suffering from sensory integration problems usually involves occupational therapy and the use of various therapy toys or tools that simulate the use of a particular sense. After training, itís hoped that it will be possible to start using other senses to compensate and eventually develop a range of coping skills that make life at the very least, almost normal.

Today thereís never been a better outlook for those suffering from sensory disorders. Therapy toys are so much more than just toys and with their help, those suffering everything from poor balance to lack of coordination can finally train themselves and learn how to master their senses.

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