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hy·po·sen·si·tiv·i·ty

 (hī′pō-sĕn′sĭ-tĭv′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. hy·po·sen·si·tiv·i·ties
Less than the normal ability to respond to stimuli.

hy′po·sen′si·tive adj.
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Behavioral challenges for play in children with ASD include fixed interests, lack of flexibility, impaired social skills, engagement in ritual repetitive behaviors, low levels of pretend play, anger or frustration, hyper- or hyposensitivities, and difficulty understanding nonverbal cues [10, 11].
Many of these disorders are also accompanied by different types of behavioral problems--tantrums, sleeping problems, feeding problems, and sensory hyper- or hyposensitivities.