Sensory Processing Service

Humber Sensory Processing Service is a specialist service providing support to children who have sensory processing difficulties. This service is for children with a Hull GP. The Sensory Processing Service is hosted by a small team of sensory trained therapists. The therapists provide advice and formal sensory processing assessments (criteria requirement for formal assessment).


The service also hosts this website and provides training about sensory processing difficulties. Referrals for the service are to be completed by health and social care professionals and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators.  The referral form is available on the website, also on the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust website or on the Local offer page. The service operates Monday to Friday 9-5.

Service Criteria

  • Have accessed Humber Sensory Processing Hub
  • Aged between 0 and 18 years.
  • Hull General Practitioner.
  • Parent/carer consented to referral.
  • Sensory processing difficulties having a significant impact on mental health and/or physical wellbeing in more than one environment.
  • Sensory processing difficulties that are severe and longstanding and are having a direct impact on their daily functioning.

Sensory Processing Pathway

*Staff refers to professionals and workers with health and education services

Stage 1

Sensory Processing differences are identified in a child/young person aged 0-18 years.
Access the Humber Sensory Processing Hub Website and/or seek support from Health/Education/Social Care Professionals who have specialist skills and knowledge in Sensory Processing.

Stage 2

Referral made to the Sensory Processing Service (service criteria to be met)

Telephone Consultations.  Potential outcomes…..

  • Service criteria not met. Signposting to other services if identified as a need.
  • Advice and recommendations provided by Therapist and placed on 2 month intervention period. If advice followed for 2 month period and unmet sensory needs – progress to stage 3
  • Direct access to Stage 3

Stage 3

A full sensory processing assessment followed by a report.

Stage 4

Sensory strategies and intervention e.g. equipment prescription and sensory diets.
Sensory workshop offered to parents if identified as a need.