Sensory processing is the brain’s ability to take in sensory information from our bodies and the world around us and interpret this information effectively so that we may function optimally throughout the day. The brain processes information through 7 sensory systems. These include the sense of touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound, as well as through our (proprioceptive) body awareness and (vestibular) movement systems.
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) occurs when the nervous system has difficulty regulating, processing, and interpreting information from one or more of the senses. This affects one’s ability to function optimally across multiple environments. This disruption in sensory processing can adversely impact a child’s motor development, social participation, attention functions, self-confidence, behavior, and academic success.
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