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What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory processing is the way our central nervous system (brain and associated pathways) receives messages from our environment and responds accordingly.  Whether you are listening to music, taking a bath, reading or watching TV your body is processing all the sensations and input that task delivers.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) occurs when sensory input are not detected by the central nervous system or don’t organized into appropriate responses.  In SPD certain parts of the brain are not receiving the correct information to interpret sensory input.  This makes some tasks difficult for individuals with SPD.


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