Tactile Processing

How our brain processes what we feel on our skin. Symptoms

  • Hypersensitive – also called Tactile Defensive – avoid touching textures like paint, glue, play dough, food, sand, etc; bothered by tags on clothes; fearful of vibrating toys; avoids hugs and kisses from family; avoids or bothered by walking barefoot in the grass.
  • Hyposensitive – loves squeezing play dough / clay, hammering toys with a lot of force, not notice when hands / face are messy, not seem to feel pain, always holding things in hand(s).

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center

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