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Doctor insights on: Sensory Defensiveness

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What is sensory integration disorder?

What is sensory integration disorder?

Think of it this way: Sensory integration disorder is a condition where false or misleading sensory information is sent to other areas of the brain for processing. A good reference for this subject is Too Loud Too Fast Too Bright Too Tight. This is a really good primer on sensory functioning and what happens when the sensory system doesn't integrate well. ...Read more

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Is sensory integration disorder real?

Very: Our senses have to operate together with our information processing centers seamlessly. Being hypersensitive, hyposensitive, or having sensory processing issues can lead to considerable difficulty managing the real world. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of sensory loss?

Too many to list: Sensation can be lost due to problems with peripheral nerves, and/or brain and spinal cord disease. In the usa, most common cause might be diabetes or alcohol/nutritional. World-wide said to be leprosy. Can expand by going to wikopedia, mayo clinic site, or even at www.Aan.Com. ...Read more

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Can kids outgrow sensory processing disorder?

Can kids outgrow sensory processing disorder?

Yes: In certain circumstances they will "outgrow" sensory issues. Mostly kids and the adults helping them, seek better accommodations for their sensory needs. Severity plays a role in how likely the child may be to outgrow an issue. ...Read more

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What sensory experiences help keep your mind sharp?

What sensory experiences help keep your mind sharp?

Paradox: The mind is kept sharp not so much by sensory experiences per se, as by imagination that reproduces sensory experiences. For example: you are hiking in the mountains, absorbing the wonderful scenery. The physical exercise itself greatly helps your brain. Upon returning to your cabin, reproduce the entire hike--sights, sounds, smells, the sequence of events. ...Read more

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How are motor sensory and perceptual skills developed?

How are motor sensory and perceptual skills developed?

By exploration.: Children develop their motor sensory and perceptual skills by exploring their environment. When they are very young they explore a great deal with their mouth and this is why we see them m outhing objects. As they learn to get around by sitting up and rolling they can see more of their environment. As they crawl, walk, and climb they discover all that they can about their world. ...Read more

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Is motor and sensory function reduced during polydactyly?

Is motor and sensory function reduced during polydactyly?

No: Polydactyly simply refers to extra digits. The digits may be complete or partial. The nerve and vessel distribution in the extra digit depends upon its completeness and lack of syndactyly. ...Read more

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What are some sensory-related developmental disabilities?

What are some sensory-related developmental disabilities?

See below: Sensory disability is common in autism, either excessive reaction to light, sound or touch but sometimes the opposite an unusual lack of sensitivity to painful stimulus. ...Read more

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Best ways to cope with sensory processing disorder? Any tips?

Best ways to cope with sensory processing disorder? Any tips?

Depends on the sense: The sensory system needs to function seamlessly with our information processing centers. Depending on the sensory area that is most affected, tips, training, skills, and accommodations are available from professionals like psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists etc. Seek a referral to one of the above to start developing plans ...Read more