sensory integration dysfunction

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sensory integration dysfunction

n.
A neurological disorder characterized by disruption in the processing and organization of sensory information by the central nervous system, characterized by impaired sensitivity to sensory input, motor control problems, unusually high or low activity levels, and emotional instability.
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Eight infants from each group presented within the typical performance range for sensory seeking behaviour.
covering ears because of loud voices and restricted food preferences), sensory seeking (efforts to provide intrinsic sensory stimulation e.
Having a trampoline will enable Charlie to tolerate sensations and situations that he finds challenging, regulate his emotions and develop his alertness and, over time, reducing unwanted sensory seeking behaviours.
Coordination of calming exercises and/or exercises for sensory seeking can add valuable tools to the counselor's tool box in support of students on the spectrum.
This is critical in visual sensory processing, with some on the spectrum being sensory seeking, ie requiring increased sensory stimulus, and others as sensory defensive, ie requiring a reduction in stimulus, but both may have identical presentations.
In addition, the profile of the children with ASD was generally opposite to the profile of children without disabilities, in that the children with ASD differed most from the other two groups by a relatively low incidence of behaviors in the factor Sensory Seeking and a high incidence of behaviors in factors of Oral Sensory Sensitivity, Inattention/Distractibility and Fine Motor/Perceptual.
Sensory modulation disorder has three subtypes: sensory overresponsivity, sensory underresponsivity, and sensory seeking.
The research hypothesis was that the use of either a weighted vest or a pressure vest would increase attention to task, and decrease self-stimulatory behaviors in children with sensory seeking behavior.