Sensory processing refers to the complex way our nervous system receives messages from our senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioural responses. Your child may be experiencing difficulties in sensory processing if they
- are overly sensitive or under reactive to sensory information
- seek sensation
- find it difficult to complete motor tasks
- have difficulty interpreting the sensory information (for example, hearing the difference between a ‘b’ and a ‘d’)
Using the key components of heavy work (pushing and pulling), deep pressure (hugs and squeezes) and linear movements (swinging), we can address the sensory needs of your child.
The sensory checklist may provide you with an indication if your child has difficulties with sensory processing.