Sensory processing is the ability to organise and interpret the information we receive through our senses.
Many students with autism have sensory-processing issues that can fluctuate and change.
There are seven systems that create our sensory experiences.
- Auditory: sense of hearing
- Visual: sense of sight
- Vestibular: sense of balance
- Tactile: sense of touch
- Gustatory: sense of taste
- Olfactory: sense of smell
- Proprioception: sense of body position
Finding effective strategies for individuals may take some trial and error. What works well for one student could be ineffective for another. Strategies should be a regular addition to a student's daily program and incorporated into the home program if possible.