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processing

 [pros´es-ing]
the subjecting of something to a series of operations or events to produce desired changes.
sensory processing the ability to interpret sensory stimuli, a performance component of occupational therapy.

sensory processing

means by which the brain receives, detects, and integrates incoming sensory information for use in producing adaptive responses to one's environment.

sen·so·ry pro·ces·sing

(sen'sŏr-ē pros'es-ing)
Interpreting and organizing varied stimuli, including those acquired by the tactile, proprioceptive, visual, vestibular, auditory, gustatory, and olfactory senses.
See also: sensory integration, sensory awareness
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Estimated rates of sensory processing disorders for children with developmental disabilities have been derived from reliable and valid survey results and are reported to be as high as 40% to 88% (Tomchek & Dunn, 2007).
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