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Everyone experiences the world differently, including how they process sensory information, such as light, sound, touch, taste and smell. Our senses affect our behaviour, physical activity and feelings. We have some resources on supporting children and young people who may have difficulties with their sensory needs. Additional information is also available on the occupational therapy/physiotherapy and DCD pages and our special Making Sense page.

There is a relationship between sensory processing and anxiety. Our senses are especially sensitive when we are stressed or anxious. You may find the information on our emotional wellbeing page helpful too.

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