Sensory Processing Disorder

I've heard that term...What does it mean?

Sensory Processing Disorder also goes by the name Sensory Integration Dysfunction or Disorder and Neurosensory Dysfunction. Whatever the name the underlying causes are still the same.

"Read and React" is the method by which our sensory system operates. Appropriate responses are pre-programmed into our body to respond to environmental stimuli. This programming occurs throughout life...This is called "sensory learning" or sensory processing.

The best example of this is the first time a child puts their hand near a hot stove. Once is enough. The burning or painful sensation becomes fixed in our sensory memory, and helps us to not make this mistake again. All sensory patterns in the body work in a similar way.