Sensory processing is how the brain receives and processes the information taken in by the many senses. Our nervous system receives the sensory information, organises it and sends messages in response. Ineffective sensory processing will result in motor and behavioural difficulties.
The child or young person with a sensory processing disorder can be either over or under sensitive to stimuli.
Some of the signs you may see are:
- An intolerance to some clothing , clothing labels, seams in socks, brushing of hair etc.
- A dislike of messy play.
- Messy eating.
- Falling over and not being aware of a graze/cut.
- Wanting to wear sunglasses, preferring the light to be off.
- Oversensitive to / easily distracted by noise.
- Dislike of heights or descending stairs.
- A dislike of certain food textures.
- May enjoy being ‘squashed’.
- A lack of awareness of body in space, clumsiness.
If you are concerned that your child may have sensory processing difficulties you can contact me by phone or through my contact page.