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    Having a Sensory Kid

    What is a sensory kid? Have you ever heard the words: Too sticky, too wet, too loud, too bright, too mushy! Not bouncy enough, not tight enough, not soft enough, not crunchy enough! Sound like a child you have or know? Sound like an adult you know? As humans, we all have certain sensory needs or sensitivities. Sensory processing is a way of our brains and body to understand the external stimuli through our five senses: sight, sound, taste, feel and smell. Around the toddler age, a sensory kid starts to develop an awareness for what type of sensations they prefer, tolerate or dislike. For example, they might love being…