There is a lot of research out there for sensory processing.
Sensory Processing is the way in which our 8 Senses are processed in our bodies
to help us effectively use our body within the environment
We all know our 5 senses, but do you know;
Proprioceptive- Awareness of the movement and position of our bodies
Vestibular- Position of the body that controls balance and eye movements
Interception- A fairly new internal sensation, to understand and feel what is going on inside your body, e.g the need to go toilet, or that you feel hungry.
How do I know my child struggles with sensory processing?
Challenges focusing and holding attention
Demonstrates inappropriate behaviour in multiple environments
Showing a lot of energy
Showing to be underactive and easily tired
Difficulty learning and retaining learnt skills
Dislikes participating in group activities
Dislikes large crowds and groups of people
Challenges with social skills and peer interactions
Shows heightened anxiety in a range of areas.
What can I do?
Observe and take notes of your child's daily sensory behaviours, e.g are they seeking, or avoiding certain sensations
Seek support from an Occupational Therapist
Provide more sensory based play in your daily routine
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