Sensory processing is the process of
- taking IN input from around us
- interpreting the information
- organizing a reaction or response
Each person’s brain interprets this sensory input, much of it occurs at an automatic level, without cognitive awareness of what is taking place.
Some people have difficulty processing sensory information:
• the flow of sensations can be disorganized… life can be like a rush-hour traffic jam.
• sensations can be misinterpreted and a child can be over or under sensitive to sensory input.
• children may have difficulty taking in and making sense of sensory information.
Help children to learn tools to be
CALM, ENGAGED & THRIVE!
A good (efficient) pencil grip includes:
An inefficient pencil grip includes:
Occupational Therapy can help strengthen supporting muscles to achieve a more efficient pencil grasp!
Try some of the calming activities in the handout linked below.