Multi-Sensory Environments and Treating Clients for Sensorimotor Challenges

A variety of therapeutic interventions have been developed to improve the integration of auditory and visual information with the vestibular system for understanding our environment and producing well-coordinated movements. Motor-coordination challenges in children have long been recognized as emerging from the difficulties of finding self-motivating meaning in a world perceived as a fragmented, rather than a well-integrated sensory reality. New Paradigm Science has enhanced understanding of why those interventions have been effective and why treatment within a multi-sensory environment can further support sensorimotor goals.

In the 21st Century, neuroscientists have used wearable EEG monitors and other brain technologies to understand how entrainment or synchronization between neural pathways can create a more intentional state of consciousness for new adaptive learning. Regardless, of our treatment goals, intentionality is the process we need to identify self-motivating meanings in our environment. Those self-motivating meanings have often been blocked by a person’s Defense Action System because, those people grew up in environments that tried to teach them in the wrong way.

The human brain is a pattern-forming system that functions at its best when visual spatial perceptions allow it to anticipate the future. This is what allows an outfielder to anticipate where the ball will drop after it comes off of a bat, so that they can position themselves to catch it. This is what allows an ice skater to perform rapid spins in the air while anticipating where they will land on the ice. This is what allows an infant to learn how to use his or her hand to touch a toy on a mobile. This is what allows an aging adult who is learning a new way to dress after a CVA, to overcome the old pattern and develop a new one.

A multi-sensory environment can be used by an Attunement Solutions Dynamics Practitioner in treatment to promote the consciousness state that sets a person up for new adaptive learning of any kind because, it is a client-centered approach that supports exploration and self-discovery. The neuroscience of intentionality doesn’t assume everyone is self-motivated in the same way. In fact, the neuroscience of intentionality recognizes that many of our deepest self-motivations are unconscious and that, connecting to them often provides our most powerfully therapeutic sensorimotor possibilities.