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Sensory Processing

Children can be hypersensitive to stimuli, reacting extremely, finding the input to be overwhelming. Conversely, children can be hyposensitve to stimuli in which case children are under-responsive to sensory input and often seek out more stimulation.

The sensory system is comprised of the commonly known "five senses" - visual, tactile, auditory, olfactory (smell), and gustatory (taste); however, it also includes vestibular (registration of gravity, head movements, and one's balance) and proprioceptive (position and movement).

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