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Sensory Integration Issues

People learn about the world around them by gathering, interpreting, and responding to sensory information in their environments. Sensory information is gathered through eight sensory systems: visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, proprioceptive, vestibular, and interoception. As individuals navigate their daily lives, they receive information from these systems. When well-modulated and coordinated, this information allows the individual to make appropriate decisions about and responses to the environment. In the 1960s, Anna Jean Ayre proposed that breakdowns in the processing of sensory information were the precipitant of emotional and behavioral challenges for some children and adults. This entry examines sensory processing issues with a focus on sensory processing disorders (SPDs), including sensory modulation disorder, sensory-based motor disorder, and sensory discrimination disorder.

Identifying Sensory Processing Issues

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