People with sensory processing issues have trouble handling information that comes in through one or more of their senses. That includes the five traditional senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. It also includes three lesser-known senses:
proprioception, and the vestibular sense
The source of the problem is the body’s nervous system. It has trouble regulating itself when something around us overstimulates one or more of our senses. This is called sensory overload.
For kids with sensory issues, a
may be helpful in teaching them to self-regulate. And there are lots of
kids and adults can try in everyday life.