Why Does My Kid Do That?
10 Common Signs of Sensory Processing Disorder
- Extra-Sensitive to Touch – They don’t like to be touched or can’t be touched enough.
- Sensitivity to Sounds – They may cover their ears when the same noises don’t bother others.
- Picky Eaters – They will only eat one or two familiar foods.
- Avoidance of Sensory Stimulation – They won’t put their hands in anything messy such as glue, clay, or mud. They only wear certain clothes.
- Uneasiness with Movement – They fear amusement park rides, playground equipment or being turned upside down.
- Hyperactivity – They can’t be still during the day or get to sleep at night.
- Fear of Crowds – Crowded areas bother them to the point of frequent public meltdowns.
- Poor Fine or Gross Motor Skills – They have trouble with handwriting or kicking a ball.
- Excessive Risk Taking – They may be unaware of touch or pain, which can come across as aggressive behavior.
- Trouble with Balance – They may be accident-prone or fall more often than others and
have a preference for sedentary activities.
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