Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory processing disorder otherwise known as sensory integration disorder is a disease that affects interpretation of sensory information.


Sensory processing is a term used to describe the process of the senses sending messages to the central nervous system which is then turned into appropriate behavioral and motor responses. The nervous system which includes the brain receives information from certain body parts or stimuli outside the body. The information received is then processed and organized in the brain which is then sent to muscles or organs needed to perform functions which may involve: thought, behavior, emotion, memory, learning, coordination, and muscle movement. However, certain factors may affect the nervous system which causes malfunction in the interpretation of messages to perform certain functions.