Sensory processing is the method children use to take in information and interpret it based on their senses (touch, taste, smell, sound, sight). This may include how children perceive their bodies or the world around them, and how they adapt themselves to their world. When kids experience difficulties in sensory processing, symptoms can include over or under reaction to touch, sound, sight, and movement (kids will either avoid or seek these types of sensory information). Kids with sensory processing troubles may also experience poor body awareness and motor planning challenges. These symptoms may cause children to have difficulties with learning, development, and behavior. Some toys that help children better understand sensory information are toys with textured surfaces, modeling putties, flashing light toys, musical toys, and vibrating toys.

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