One other approach to help children with cerebral palsy achieve their optimal level of functioning is Sensory Integration Therapy. This therapy helps to overcome problems experienced by many young children with cerebral palsy in absorbing and processing sensory information. Encouraging these abilities ultimately improves balance and steady movement. Sensory integration therapy includes stimulating touch sensations and pressures on different parts of the body. With the use of certain items, such as Styrofoam chips, water, or textured toys, this therapy can also motivate children to learn sequences of movements.