Age 5 Development – Sensory Processing
Sensory Processing (or also known as Integration) is the effective recording (and proper interpretation) of sensory input from the environment (including the person himself). It is the way the brain receives, organizes, and responds to sensory input in order to behave in a meaningful and consistent way.
- He can see all fours.
- Can write numbers and letters.
- Begins to write simple sentences.
- Recognizes other people’s perspectives.
- He knows left and right.
- Learns to discuss reasons and them and uses words like why and because.
- Can classify objects as toys and books.
- Understands the concepts of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
- It imitates complex shapes like diamonds.
- Shouts out simple words like “Jump, run, jump, run”.
- Sit in place, follow teacher’s directions, and can do classroom activities on their own
Possible Situations Encountered When It Doesn’t Progress
- Socialization may be difficult.
- There may be poor attention and concentration.
- May have difficulty following directions at home or school.
- May have difficulty retelling events.
- May have difficulty performing routines.
- May have difficulty expressing thoughts and ideas verbally and in writing.
- May be easily distracted and have difficulty sitting still.
- May have trouble consuming foods with different ingredients (e.g. being picky about food)