Advice About Sensory Issues and Treatment by Kelly Beins, OTR/L,

Advice About Sensory Issues and Treatment by Kelly Beins, OTR/L,

This post has advice and information for parents of children with sensory issues from an expert in the field of sensory integration! Kelly Beins is an Occupational Therapist certified in sensory integration, and owner of a private practice, Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC. Ms. Beins is the author of Ovis Has Trouble with School. She hopes children with sensory challenges will be able

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Tactile Sensitivity – What It Is? TEN Common Signs

Tactile Sensitivity – What It Is? TEN Common Signs


What is tactile sensitivity?

Tactile sensitivity or hypersensitivity is an unusual or increased sensitivity to touch that makes the person feel peculiar, noxious, or even in pain. It is also called tactile defensiveness or tactile over-sensitivity. Like other sensory processing issues, tactile sensitivity can run from mild to severe.  It is thought to be caused by the way the brain processes tactile input. For these individuals, touch makes the person feel overwhelmed and often leads to avoiding touch when possible. They may be sent into fight or flight over very small, everyday touch sensations.

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