What often looks like childish whims and irrelevant nagging can actually be a sensory disorder. Check it out!
An unexpected touch or hug can cause a child to become anxious or even hysterical.
He avoids being close to other people, he really does not like to stand in lines, ride on public transport, be in a crowd in other circumstances.
He does not like walking barefoot on sand, grass, stones, carpets, he prefers a clean, smooth floor. Can avoid touching certain types of fabric, wood, plastic with hands.
He is very sensitive to cold or heat - up to skin reactions (rash, irritation).
It reacts very violently to mosquito bites, tiny cuts or scrapes - that is, to any violation of the integrity of the skin.
He likes to wrap himself in a thick, dense blanket, he sleeps under it even in the heat.
He flatly refuses to wear certain types of clothing - for example, new, or with a high collar, cuffs, rough seams, a hard belt, or socks or tights.
From early childhood, he avoids playing with sand, clay, water, does not like finger paints and plasticine - that is, everything that can get dirty.
He hears clearly and is easily distracted by the “background” sounds that are invisible to an adult's ear - the ticking of the clock, the buzzing of the computer or the hum of the refrigerator, the sounds of traffic outside the window.
He is very picky about food: he is ready to eat a limited set of foods, avoids food of a certain consistency or texture, flatly refuses to try new dishes or eat in an unfamiliar place.
WHAT IS THE REASON?
Sensory dysfunction or sensory perception disorder is a condition in which the process of receiving and processing information by the child's senses is disrupted, which causes an increased or, conversely, a decreased emotional response. Symptoms of sensory dysfunction may be different and are expressed, on the contrary, in an insufficient response to some stimuli, low sensitivity, and impaired coordination. More.