Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Children who process sensory information poorly have difficulty organizing and interpreting information from their senses. The brain’s response to sensory stimulation is often inadequate or overreactive. This negatively impacts on the development of complex learning, motor coordination, and appropriate behavior. It can affect how well a child pays attention, maintains the proper level of arousal for various environments and regulates his or her emotional states. These children may be irritated and upset by normal sensory experiences in their everyday environment, such as sounds, touch, movement or even lights or they may crave intense and often inappropriate amounts of stimulation.