Did you know our nervous system processes eight (yes, eight!) different senses? Sensory processing refers to the way in which these senses are registered, and turned into motor and behavioral responses. We receive these sensations and use them to interact with our environment. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) occurs when the sensory signals are not registered in the nervous system, or there are inappropriate responses to the sensory input. Occupational therapists are experts in sensory processing and can help!
Find out what the eight senses are and understand more about sensory processing here!