Sensory Processing disorder is difficulty in detecting, organizing or responding to sensory information received and interpreted in the brain via all seven senses. We all have sensory processing differences; it can be only considered “Sensory Processing Disorder” when it causes significant difficulties in daily life, development, behavior and social interaction.

The three most common sensory systems affected with sensory processing disorder are Vestibular, Proprioceptive and Tactile. These three are also referred to as the power sensations and will be the primary focus of sensory based intervention as well as with a successful sensory home program.

Sensory processing disorder can be presented in two different ways. A child may be a sensory avoider and over-register sensory information coming into the brain from one or more of the sensory systems. On the other hand, a child may be a sensory seeker, and under-register sensory information coming into the brain.