What often looks like childish whining and whining about nothing can actually be a sensory dysfunction. Check it out!
- An unexpected touch or hug can send a child into a fit of fear or even a tantrum.
- He avoids being close to other people, really dislikes standing in lines, taking public transport, being in crowds in other circumstances.
- He does not like to walk barefoot on sand, grass, stones, carpets, prefers a clean smooth floor. May avoid touching certain types of fabric, wood, plastic with hands.
- He is very sensitive to cold or heat - up to skin reactions (rashes, irritations).
- He reacts very violently to mosquito bites, tiny cuts or scratches - that is, to any violation of the integrity of the skin.
- He likes to wrap himself in a thick thick blanket, sleeps under it even in the heat.
- He flatly refuses to wear certain types of clothes - like new ones, or with a high collar, cuffs, coarse seams, a stiff 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 clearly hears and is easily distracted by "background" and imperceptible sounds of an adult's ear - the ticking of a clock, the hum of a computer or the hum of a refrigerator, the sounds of transport outside the window.
- He is very picky about food: willing to eat a limited range of foods, avoiding foods of a certain consistency or texture, flatly refusing 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 disturbed, which causes an increased or, conversely, decreased emotional reaction. Symptoms of sensory dysfunction may be different and expressed, on the contrary, in an insufficient response to certain stimuli, low sensitivity, impaired coordination. More Information: The Unbalanced Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz