Signs Of Sensory Processing Disorder
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Dr. A. Jean Ayres is credited with developing both a theory of sensory integration dysfunction and therapeutic interventions for children suffering from it.

Signs of Sensory Processing Disorder  in children may include

Overly sensitive to touch, movement, sights

Inability to habituate to sounds and fear with unexpected noises

Easily distracted

Holding hands over ears in complex environment

Avoids tastes, smells, or textures normally tolerated by children that age

Activity level that is unusually high or unusually low

Impulsive, lacking in self-control

Inability to unwind or calm self

Poor self-concept

Social and/or emotional problems

Physical clumsiness or apparent carelessness

Hesitation going up or down stairs

Difficulty making transitions from one situation to another

Holding on to walls, furniture, people, or objects, even in familiar settings

Delays in speech, language, or motor skills

Delays in academic achievement

Seeks out movement activities, but poor endurance and tires quickly

DISCLAIMER: I am not an Occupational Therapist. I am an adult who has Sensory Processing Disorder, a sensory parent and a Grandma. The information on this website is not medical advice and does not replace the information that your child's therapists gives you. These are just ideas and information that I have learned myself over the years of being a parent and an adult living with SPD. If you are concerned for your child, please always seek medical attention through a family doctor, pediatrician or therapist. This website is for informational purposes only. Each child is different and what works for one child may not for another. Please always consult with a professional.