Sensory Processing is how the brain understands the information from the different senses; touch, sound, sight, smell and taste.

Why do we test this?

Some children are over-sensitive, they find it difficult to know what their body is telling them and this can cause them alarm or fear from a noise or sensation that we take for granted.

Other children are described as sensory seeking, they over-use a particular sense to explore the world such as touching or smelling everything they encounter no matter what it is.

Understanding how a child responds to different sensory inputs often gives insight into incidents that trigger an emotional reaction.