Sensory Processing is the way in which our nervous system receives and integrates information form our 8 senses in order to produce appropriate motor and behavioural responses. We have 8 senses:
Differences in sensory processing (sometimes referred to as Sensory Processing Disorder) can occurs when the sensory information or signals are not received in an organized manner. The child then struggles to produce an appropriate motor or behavioural response. Children can be sensitive to input, seek input or have difficulties modulating the input. Most commonly, children are sensitive to some input and seek other input all in an attempt to feel organized.
If you feel your child has differences in sensory processing that are impacting their daily functioning at home, school, with their friends or with their family, feel free to email or call Sprout for further information or book an appointment.