For children with sensory processing issues, uncomfortable or unfamiliar textures are received as overwhelming, and the child subsequently avoids any interaction with them. Sensory Integration Therapy is one approach to overcome such obstacles, which show up particularly in children on the Autism spectrum. This mode of therapy aims to encourage interaction with a variety of textures by rewarding interaction with them or otherwise making interaction with them desirable, such as through cause-and-effect toys.
This interactive woven wall hanging is one approach to Sensory Integration Therapy. Various textile sensors of different textures are incorporated into the piece, and provide varying outputs to reward the child for interacting with them.
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