What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory Processing is the ability to take in information from our senses, organize it and make an appropriate response. A child who experiences a disruption of this pathway or process (e.g., sensory-integrative dysfunction, ADHD/ADD, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum) has trouble adapting to environmental demands and maintaining an efficient level of arousal or attention.

The brain is surprisingly “plastic” – meaning it can respond to stimuli and create new neuronal pathways. In other words, a child who experiences sensory disruption can, through carefully designed activities that may look like simple play, retrain his or her brain to process sensory information more effectively. This neurological theory serves as the foundation for all treatment strategies in our practice.

At Sensory Kids, we have therapeutic techniques covering all the sensory systems, so we can address not only individual sensory challenges a child faces, but also multiple sensory challenges and the integration of all sensory information – to optimize a child’s ability to function in his or her world.