“Faulty sensory processing can result in sensorimotor delays”
-Laura Haack MS, OTR
Is your child a picky or resistant eater? If so, this might be due to improperly processing sensory information which may lead to feeding problems.
The sensory system is responsible for processing sensory information and consists of sensory receptors, neural pathways and parts of the brain involved in sensory perception. Vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell are those commonly recognized senses that allow individuals to physically discover the world around them.
Senses allow most individuals ways to relate to and discover the world; however, there are some who process, organize and interpret sensory information differently which can create many challenges.
Understanding the differences between processing and integrating sensory information is the first steps to helping students understand how to react, discover, and accept the world around them.