Sensorimotor correction

What it is?

Sensorimotor correction implies a return back along ontogenesis or the principle of “replacing ontogenesis” and a new alignment of the program of mental development. The method of replacing ontogenesis is aimed at correcting the causes of deviations, and not their symptoms.

How it works?

Sensorimotor correction helps to cope with learning difficulties, mental retardation, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, dysarthria. In the course of classes, the biologically correct motor stereotype of the child is stimulated, the psychomotor development program is activated, taking into account its stages.

How does it help?

Sensorimotor correction is a three-level system. Each of the levels of correction has its own specific “target” of influence and is aimed at all three blocks of the brain.” (A.V. Semenovich)

Level 1 – “the level of stabilization and activation of the energy potential of the body.” Methods of the 1st level are aimed primarily at the functional activation of the subcortical formations of the brain.

Level 2 – “the level of operational support of sensorimotor interaction with the outside world.” Methods of the 2nd level are aimed at stabilizing interhemispheric interactions and specialization of the left and right hemispheres.

Level 3 – “the level of arbitrary self-regulation and the meaning-forming function of mental processes.” Methods of the 3rd level are aimed at the formation of the optimal functional status of the anterior (prefrontal) parts of the brain.

The main correctional and developmental areas of the program include:

– development of stem structures and vestibular-motor coordination (the basis of working capacity, bodily health and immunity);

– development of gross and fine motor skills;

– development of somatognosis (perception of the body);

– development of sensory systems (vision, hearing, smell, touch, taste);

– development of the cognitive sphere (memory, attention, thinking, perception, self-control and self-regulation, etc.);

development of the communicative sphere (communication).

How does this happen?

The correctional process gradually includes exercises of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd levels, however, the specific weight and time of application of certain methods vary depending on the initial status of the child. The lesson takes place in a playful way using the Floortime methodology. The duration of one lesson is up to 45 minutes.