Sensory Integration in the Biomedical Model

Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) has become part of the diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of autism.

Sensory dysregulation can happen on any level of sensory awareness:

  • Ears and hearing
  • Eyes and vision
  • Skin and tactile system
  • Oral sensory system
  • Balance and movement
  • Pain perception
  • Unusual sensory processing
  • Other issues in sensory perception, such as bladder function

For each of the categories above there are testing mechanisms and treatment options:

  • Biomedical treatment includes:
  • Dietary interventions
  • Treatment of the underlying dysbiosis and gastro-intestinal disease (which reflects prominently in the sensory system)
  • Treatment of the resultant/underlying anxiety.