Sensory processing disorders are conditions that exist when multi sensory integration is not adequately processed in order to provide appropriate responses to the demands of the environment.
The senses provide information from various sources- auditory, tactile, visual, olfactory, taste, spatial orientation and interoception which we need to be able to function. Sensory Integration Disorder is characterised by significant problems in organising sensation coming from the body and the environment and is manifested by difficulties in performance in one or more of the main areas of life: productivity, leisure and play, or activities of daily living. Different people experience a wide range of difficulties when processing input from a variety of senses, examples such as tactile- (e.g. finding fabrics itchy and hard to wear whilst others do not), vestibular (e.g. experiencing motion sickness while riding in a car), proprioceptive (e.g. having difficulty grading the force required to hold a pen in order to write).
Symptoms of SID / SPD
SID can affect one sense or multiple senses thus many people can present one or more symptoms. Sensory Integration Disorder has to have a clear functional impact on the person's life.
Over response of senses might include-
Under response of senses may include;
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