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Sensory Processing Disorders
Sensory processing disorder refers to the inability of the nervous system to appropriate receive, integrate or organize information from the senses and turn them into appropriate physical, emotional or behavioral responses. In some instances, an individual might be over-reactive to these impulses, finding the signals to be unbearable. In other circumstances, an individual might be under-reactive and unaware of the information presented to them. Individuals with sensory processing disorders have difficulty performing on par with others and may gradually begin to experience depression, underachievement, and/or social anxiety.
Prevalence of Sensory Processing Disorders
Much like the prevalence of attention deficit disorders, finding the prevalence of sensory processing disorders can be challenging. In some studies, the prevalence is as high as 1 in 6 children, while others estimate closer to 1 in 20 children.
Treatment of Sensory Processing Disorders
Treatment of sensory processing disorders is best when co-managed by a team of professionals, including occupational and physical therapists. When 80% of the information we acquire is through our eyes, visual management shares a critical role in this rehabilatory team. For more information on our methods of treating sensory processing disorder and neurodevelopmental disorders, please read our methodology to visual management treatment here.