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"Sensory Processing" is how our body takes in formation from our senses, organizes the information and uses it to participate in everyday activities. Did you know that our body has seven different sensory systems? 

  1. Vision
  2. Hearing
  3. Taste
  4. Smell
  5. Touch
  6. Vestibular/Balance
  7. Proprioception/Movement

Each child's sensory system is unique and can present differently in their ability to modulate or discriminate sensory information. Depending on a child's sensory system they can display "underresponsive" or "overresponsive" behaviors to different sensory input. For examples you might see a child who is underresponsive and seeking movement as they have difficulty sitting or standing still, often bumping into walls, falling on the floor or spinning around. While a child who is overresponsive to sensory input may try to avoid touching certain textures, can be sensitive to different temperatures, lights or colors, or will cover their ears when there is a loud or unfamiliar sound.

Sensory integration helps students organize their sensory systems so that they can engage in everyday activities.


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For additional information on sensory processing and strategies
Please visit http://www.therapystreetforkids.com/Sensory2.html
https://www.spdstar.org/