There is an accumulating literature describing sensory processing in young children and suggestingthe importance of this knowledge for understanding the characteristics of vulnerable children.
Professionals and families need a working knowledge about sensory processing because it enables
them to understand and interpret children’s behaviors and to tailor everyday life routines so that
children may have successful and satisfying experiences. This article reviews Dunn’s model of sensory
processing, and summarizes both typical and special population evidences that demonstrate
support for the model.