How Do I Know My Child Has Sensory Integration Dysfunction?

Common Signs

Children with sensory integration dysfunction can present in a number of ways.  Here are some of the most common behaviors:

  • Task avoidance
  • Auditory hypersensitivity
  • Tactile hypersensitivity
  • Very high or very low activity level
  • Very high or very low arousal level
  • Repetitive talking, repetitive playing, repetitive movements
  • Seeks pressure
  • Difficulty staying seated
  •  Motor clumsiness
  • Poor handwriting
  • Difficulty gauging pressure with hands
  • Difficulty playing with others
  • Can be rough with playmates
  • Academic issues, especially reading and or math