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Definition of sensory processing

Sensory processing is the ability to organise and interpret information received through the senses to produce a response, including visual, auditory, gustatory (taste), olfactory (smell), tactile, proprioceptive and vestibular information. In order to be able to understand the environment around us and engage in learning, our brain needs to be able to process information from different senses simultaneously.

Guidance chapter defining sensory processing

Reviewed 27 May 2020

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