Sensory Perception

Sensory processing is the brain’s ability to make sense of information that comes from the senses. All information coming to your child in the classroom through listening, looking, touching and movement must be interpreted by the brain to give your child the right information to function effectively in the classroom.

If the processing of sensory information is affected, it will be very difficult for your child to learn and participate at school.

Visual perception is particularly important for reading, writing and maths activities. A child with visual perceptual difficulties will often find it difficult to grasp early literacy and numeracy skills.

Click on the video to hear from Dr Chapparo about sensory perception in the classroom.

Sensory perception in the classroom

What happens if my child has difficulty with visual perception?