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processing

[′prä‚ses·iŋ]
(communications)
Further handling, manipulation, consolidation, compositing, and so on, of information to convert it from one format to another or to reduce it to manageable or intelligible information.
(engineering)
The act of converting material from one form into another desired form.

processing

(data processing, signal processing)
Performing some predefined sequence of operations on an input to produce an output or change of internal state; activity specifically involving the computer's CPU.

The term is often qualified: "data processing" treats digital data, "signal processing" treats analog data (possibly in digital form), "word processing" takes in typed human language input and produces digital documents, image processing transforms digital images.

processing

Manipulating data within the computer. For an explanation of how the computer processes data, see computer and review "The 3 C's." "Processing" is appended to a variety of terms, but the word itself always implies "performing" or "doing work" by means of a computer or computer-based device. See centralized processing, distributed processing, batch processing, transaction processing and multiprocessing.
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Making sense of it all: The impact of sensory processing sensitivity on daily functioning of children.
Thus, sensory processing and loneliness may result in negative emotional well-being in this population, but critical gaps exist in the literature about this issue, which the current study seeks to address.
To characterize the children's cognitive level and language skills and to measure sensory processing over time, the following standardized assessment tools were used:
Although data on children in this cohort suggested that a number of them would not meet diagnostic criteria, all had functional impairment and many of the children demonstrated challenges in sensory processing. Despite the debate on aetiology it is clear that mothers stress levels are frequently dangerously high for their own and their child's well-being.
'' noises busy him sing a counting song him to him help him breathe Kalel, aged four, who |from a Sensory Processing Mum-of-three Gemma set up Born2Sing in 2012 after a lifetime of singing and performing and a number of years experience as both songwriter and vocal and performance coach.
Fiona Brownlee and Lindsay Munro's FUZZY BUZZY GROUPS FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL AND SENSORY PROCESSING DIFFICULTIES: A STEP-BY-STEP RESOURCE (9781843109662, $34.95) is accompanied by a sing-along CD and offers professionals a resource for engaging young kinds in a fun, sensory-based way.
The results revealed that blindness and global delays were associated with more sensory processing dysfunction and more stereotyped movements.
This is critical in visual sensory processing, with some on the spectrum being sensory seeking, ie requiring increased sensory stimulus, and others as sensory defensive, ie requiring a reduction in stimulus, but both may have identical presentations.
Brout Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke