Sensory processing is all about how your body receives and responds to information that comes in through the senses. In school, we learn that there are 5 senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, or hearing. Did you know there actually 8 senses? Our vestibular and proprioceptive senses control movement and body position and interoception helps us recognize and understand our internal body cues (hunger, needing to pee, 'butterflies' in the stomach, etc).
Sensory processing is occurring and influencing every single activity we do on a daily basis: eating, getting dressed, learning, working, socializing, and moving around. Both children and adults can have problems with sensory processing. Children are more likely to struggle with sensory processing disorder but adults can have symptoms too! In most cases, it's likely that these symptoms have existed for most of our lives but we have intuitively developed ways to deal with their sensory processing issues that have disguised some of the problems caused by this disorder.
What Are Some Common Sensory Processing Issues?
What Causes Sensory Processing?
It's complicated! While the "official" cause of sensory processing disorder is unknown, sensory processing issues tend to run in families. This means that genetics may be a contributing factor as well as congenital abnormalities. It's common to see problems with sensory processing co-occur with other disorders such as autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
How Do We Regulate Our Sensory System
How Can We Help?
Our therapists are trained, experienced, and certified in working with sensory processing challenges. We offer individual therapy, group therapy, and occupational therapy to engage you as a whole-person while you work towards self-regulating.
Issues with sensory regulation can impact your daily life. Our therapists are ready to provide you with the tools you need to ease the chaos inside you and help guide you to a more regulated "in-tune" you.
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