Any sensory avoiders out there?

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Registered: 08-04-2006
Any sensory avoiders out there?
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Sat, 05-03-2008 - 9:56am

Hi all,

Mary and Devon (2 yrs. hypotonia and dev. delays) here.
We are occasional lurkers here and I would love to hear stories of other sensory avoiders.

Devon has always been on the low arousal side. She can look sleepy but lots of times, its because she needs a little "wake up" and I will bounce her and she'll perk up. When she was younger, she is tactile defensive when she was younger, she didn't want to touch much so exploration was very limited. She has come a long way but has a long way to go. She used to startle to loud sounds a lot too and going to places where there are lights and loud sounds was a nightmare.

Can anyone relate? How did your los overcome? I imaging this can impede in los ability to learn?
Please share your stories.

Thanks, Mary

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Sat, 05-03-2008 - 12:16pm
First your daughter is beautiful :) My son who is 10 is a sensory avoider, he's pretty lazy and has a hard tme getting motivated but as he has gotten older he's gotten a bit better. He likes to go outside and play now where a few years ago he perfered to sit in front of his games. I think sensory avoiders are very similar to sensory seekers in that with time and OT they do improve quite a bit. Thanks for de-lurking it's always nice to hear about the kids :)
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