The Kinectory has served as a fundamental building block for learning at Cornerstone Connection. As a Speech Therapist, I am very impressed with the organization of the program. The detail and meticulous planning that has gone into the Kinectory far exceeds any expectations of a sensory program I’ve seen in a child development center. Through sensory integration play, a child’s brain changes the way it processes information that is presented to them in day to day activities. For example, a child who hears a loud noise may react more positively to that noise if the child has been exposed to sensory integration play than a child who has not. With respect to speech acquisition, children who are more in tune with information processed through the senses are less likely to have difficulties with auditory processing. Auditory processes involve the ability to comprehend verbal instructions. The ability for a child to understand verbal directions or process new information being taught in a classroom is a fundamental step in speech acquisition. If a child cannot understand what’s being said, chances are they will not be able to relay that information to someone else. Play that addresses the sensory needs of children is such an important part of child development. Through an adequate sensory integration program, like The Kinectory, a child can be guaranteed to have a firm foundation for future learning!