Sensory regulation refers to the way our bodies filter and attend to information from the environment. This is a factor in our ability to selfregulate or to manage our responses to different environments.
When a child is showing more sensory sensitivity you might notice:
When a child is less sensitive to sensory input, you might notice:
Our occupational therapists can assess how a child or teen responds to the sensations in their bodies. They can help children, caregivers and teachers understand more about how their nervous systems work and what we can do to support them. Our occupational therapists can also help to guide a process of helping children to notice, understand and interpret their bodies signals. This process can help children feel more in control and move towards self regulation.