What is Sensory Processing? Free Printables & E-mail Series

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I've written quite a bit about sensory processing here on the blog, but I wanted to put something together that will pull all that information into one spot and be a great resource for you. Today I am introducing The Sensory System 9 day e-mail series, complete with 8 free printables on each sensory system.  If you've ever wondered “What is sensory processing?” this will help answer all your questions.

What is sensory processing? A free email series with free printable download for parents, teachers, and therapists.

This e-mail series and free printables are available for subscribers of Growing Hands-On Kids. That means once you subscribe by putting your e-mail address in the box below, you will start receiving all 9 days of e-mails (1 a day, sent in the evening), PLUS the 8 free printables on each sensory system.

The e-mail series will look at:

  • What is sensory processing? Including what is hypersensitive, hypo-sensitive, and under-responsive?
  • The Tactile System
  • The Auditory System
  • The Visual System
  • The Gustatory System
  • The Olfactory System
  • The Proprioceptive System
  • The Vestibular System
  • The Interoception System

Each e-mail gives a very simple and easy to understand explanation of each, sensitivity symptoms to look out for, and also activity ideas for each sensory system. These are all included on the printable guide sheets that you can print out for an easy reference.

The 8 sensory systems printable packet.

You can subscribe to receive the series by putting your e-mail address below. Then you will need to head to your inbox and confirm your subscription by clicking the button in that e-mail (sometimes the e-mails take a bit or end up in your spam folder or promotions tab in Gmail, so double check there too).

Once you are confirmed, you will start receiving the daily e-mails and your printable packet will be sent to your computer (double check your downloads folder).

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Activity Ideas for dealing with sensitivities for sensory processing disorder.


Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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  1. This is definitely an incredibly rich resource that you have spent so much valuable time developing, I’ll recommend it to parents at our school as well as link to it in our Montessori Resources section so that our teachers can take a look. Thanks!

  2. Rekha singh says:

    Very good

  3. I am interested in this email series, but am not seeing the box for subscribing.

  4. Hi Alysia, it is a grey box at the end of the post and has a green “click here” button on it.

  5. Thank you so much for all the great info. I have a 6 yr old little girl who started showing signs of sensory processing problems at age 2. Flapping her hands with excitement was the first thing and today it is so much worse. I have asked her Drs and it seems I am just being turned on circles. She does well in school but in the last 4 yrs she has developed more stuff that falls in the sensory area. I want to try to help her to stop flapping before she gets made fun of at school it is already starting.

  6. Thank you for sharing

  7. Abby Briggs says:

    Great series

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