Who requires Sensory Processing Support?
As described by Jean Ayres, “sensory integration is the organization of sensations for use. The brain takes in sensory information which it then locates, sorts and orders. When sensations flow in a well-organized or integrated manner, the brain can use those sensations to form perceptions, behaviours, and learning. When the flow of sensations is disorganized, life can be like a rush hour traffic jam. “
Challenges with sensory integration or processing present in many ways. Just to name a few we may see; poor play skills, avoiding play, missing details, dislike of certain sounds, excessive pickiness with food or clothing, excessive movement or activity, poor self-regulation, poor gross or fine motor skills or that kid who just doesn’t seem to “fit in”.