Activities for sensory processing disorders (1906)

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What is a sensory processing disorder?

Children with this disorder struggle to get sensory information to the brain. The brain does not respond as it should. This often leads to the body not responding as it should. Heavy work activities can help the brain process the sensory information.

The muscles and joints in our bodies have receptors. The receptors send information to the brain. It helps us move parts of our body without even thinking about it. This is called proprioceptive information.  

What activities can help my child?

Heavy work activities.  Have your child:


Call your child’s therapist if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.