sensory defensiveness


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sen·so·ry de·fen·sive·ness

(sen'sŏr-ē dĕ-fens'iv-nĕs)
Overreaction to a nonnoxious sensory stimulus resulting in an adverse or defensive response. Types of sensory defensiveness may be associated with tactile, oral, auditory, olfactory, visual, or movement stimuli.
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The relationship between sensory defensiveness, anxiety, depression and perception of pain in adults.
Phenomena such as sensory processing disorder, sensory integration disorder, sensory discrimination disorder, and sensory defensiveness are noted, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a label not uncommonly attached to the former terms.
In contrast, Polyvagal Theory (Porges, 2003) and related neurobiologica research suggests that sensory defensiveness or over-responsivity is brainstem based.
Children with sensory processing difficulties sometimes have heightened awareness or sensory defensiveness.
Sensory defensiveness is the child's aversion to certain environment elements, such as sounds, textures, and odors.
Not yet, but now, within the Snoezelen room, we can touch her and treat the Sensory Defensiveness by adding "brushing" (an approach/protocol developed by P.
Interventions based on sensory integration theory are explained and include therapist consultation, a sensory diet of specific sensory activities, a comprehensive approach to treating sensory defensiveness, and the "How Does Your Engine Run?
Sensory defensiveness is classified by Miller, Anzalone, Lane, Cermak, and Osten (2007) as sensory overresponsivity (SOR), described as the individual's responses to sensation as faster, more intense, or more prolonged when compared to individuals with typical responses.
Children experiencing regulatory problems frequently exhibit sensory defensiveness to external stimuli, demonstrate resistance to calming efforts and demonstrate difficulty with eating and sleeping schedules.
One part of James' sensory diet was the implementation of the Wilbarger approach to treating sensory defensiveness (Wilbarger & Wilbarger, 2002).