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Sensory Processing Disorders and how it affects children with ASD

Updated: May 8

Sensory integration, also known as sensory processing, is the brain's ability to receive, interpret and respond to sensory information from the environment. This process allows us to make sense of the world around us by organizing and integrating information from all our senses, such as touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing.
The process of sensory integration involves the brain's ability to filter and prioritize sensory information, so that we can focus on the most important information and ignore irrelevant information. For example, when we are in a noisy environment, our brain filters out some of the background noise so that we can focus on a conversation.