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Sensory Processing refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioural responses. For most children sensory processing develops throughout the course of childhood activities, being performed automatically without effort. But for some children it does not develop as it should do, requiring great thought and effort, it is inefficient, with no assurance of success. As a result day to day tasks and interaction with their environment become difficult - this is known as Sensory Processing Disorder. Behavioural problems and difficulties with learning, and motor skills may result when sensory processing is disordered.


Improving gorss motor skills and hand eye co-ordination with supervision from a paediatric physiotherapistAbove: Improving gorss motor skills and hand eye co-ordination with supervision from a paediatric physiotherapist



There are different forms of Sensory Processing Disorder, including: