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Sensory Seeking and Sensory Avoiding

Does your child play too rough, have a high pain tolerance or lack an understanding of personal space?  Does he startle easy, avoid touch, or fuss about tags in clothing? If either one of these sound like your child, he may struggle with sensory processing issues.

“There are two ways kids with sensory processing issues respond to sensory input.

  1. When kids underreact to sensory input, they may seek out more input.
  2. When kids overreact, they become overwhelmed and may avoid the input.”

Sensory Seeking and Sensory Avoiding: What You Need to Know

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