Sensory processing refers to an individual’s ability to interpret sensory stimuli from their environment. Sometimes, children have trouble with processing and modulating sensory input and require assistance. You may notice your child avoids certain sounds, smells, tastes, or textures. Other times, they may seek out movement and have trouble focusing. OT works with children to help with identifying, interpreting, and responding to this sensory input in ways that will allow them to successfully engage with their environment.