What’s all this talk about sensory processing you hear of? Well, let me explain….
Sensory processing is the term used to describe how our brain interprets what we feel, hear, see, touch and taste and then what it does with that information in our bodies. Whether we are driving a car, eating an ice-cream or reading a book, we are using ‘sensory processing’ to be able to do these activities safely and efficiently.
This process can sometimes get a bit muddled signals get disorganized and don’t generate the typical bodily response. This can make completing basic everyday activities challenging, such as having trouble sleeping, being ‘clumsy’ with gross motor skills and finding it difficult to concentrate throughout school.
To help understand a child/young adult’s sensory patterns, Occupational Therapists at The Potential Ability Group use a clinical tool; The Sensory Profile 2. This is usually the OT’s first port of call when working with a client ……..why?