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What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a condition that exists when sensory signals do not respond appropriately.
  • Described as a neurological “traffic jam” that prevents certain parts of the brain from receiving sensory information correctly.
  • Sensory processing refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses.
    • Whether you are biting into a sandwich, riding a bicycle, or reading a book, your successful completion of the activity requires accurate processing of sensation.
  • A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses.
  • Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure, and many other problems may impact those who do not have effective treatment.

Sims Movement Exploration Center

  • The SIMS Movement Exploration Center is founded upon Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID) theory.
  • It is bright and engaging to faculty, students, children and their families.
  • Efficient use of space with an array of sensory equipment that addresses and conveys the spectrum of sensory integration needs of children.
  • There are five main senses that contribute to interacting with our environment: touch, sound, sight, taste and smell.

SIMS Lab Sign Up

Interested in joining our SIMS lab program? Just fill out the SIMS lab sign up form (PDF) to get started!

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