Sensory issues occur when a child has a difficult time receiving and responding to information from their senses. Children who have sensory issues may have an aversion to anything that triggers their senses, such as light, sound, touch, taste or smell.
Is sensory processing disorder behaviour?
Sensory processing deficits were correlated with behavioural difficulties and parental stress levels suggesting that as sensory processing difficulties increase, so do behavioural difficulties and parental stress.
Does sensory processing disorder cause aggression?
The tantrums can be intense and prolonged. Children may be unable to control actions and may become aggressive toward others, themselves or property.
While putting sensory challenges, sensory seeking and sensory defensiveness leads to aggression behaviour.
What is sensory seeking?
Sensory seeking behaviour typically include poor balance, coordination and awareness of their body in spece. other sensory seeking behaviour include trying touch everything in their environment or running into/ bumping in to objects or people in their environment.
What is sensory defensiveness?
Sensory defensiveness is a misinterpretation by the nervous system, where regular sensory information is flagged as dangerous or harmful. This causes the body to go in to a high arousal state or fright, flight or fight mode. This can also result in disruptions to sleep, social and emotional difficulties.
Sensory interventions play a vital role in sensory challenging process.
Sensory based interventions focus on enhancing sensation to improve behavioural outcomes. These types of interventions are focused more specifically on how an individual responds to sensory input.
Sensory diet provides regular opportunities for a child to keep in check the imbalance in the sensory stimulation they are lacking, seeking or avoiding to ensure that the amount received meet the body's required levels to function well.
Sensory diet consists of sensory activities that help children to feel calm and organized, which then helps them to obtain an optimal state for learning, attention and behaving appropriately.
Occupational therapist plan for a sensory diet to meet the sensory challenges in a patient.