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As adults we throw around terms everyday but do you really know what the terms mean? Do you know what a sensory processing disorder really is? Many people including occupational therapists are highly trained in this area that can actually assist your child in improving their function and success in play and in school.

Sensory processing disorder can impact a child’s ability to detect sensory input, regulate himself and interpret and execute appropriate motor responses.
~Rye Therapies

Identifying and treating sensory processing disorder can help children be successful.

How should you be able to detect if a child or even a child of yours has a sensory processing disorder? These symptoms or even clues as you could call them vary depending on the child but they may include decreased attention span, clumsiness, difficulties with social skills and behavior difficulties such as tantrums.

Key Takeaways:

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Sensory Processing Disorder can affect the detection of sensory input.
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A few characteristics of sensory processing disorder include: decreased attention span, clumsiness, and poor motor coordination.
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Occupational therapists can assist children with sensory processing disorder.