This means that our gym and play equipment has been specially designed to provide multiple and varied opportunities for sensory input and processing. Safety is our main priority, and we have done our best to limit loud, obtrusive noises. We have also created a calming “Chill” area to help with relaxation if the sensory input becomes a bit much.
Sensory processing is how the brain and nervous system integrate and respond to sensory signals from the environment. Signals are received through a person’s senses (touch, sight, taste, smell, sound), then processed by the nervous system and organized into appropriate responses. A simple example is touching something hot and pulling your hand away quickly.
Most of us have had moments or periods of sensory processing difficulties, however, some individuals are affected on a broader scale that may affect their daily living.