Nutraceuticals and supplements are added when necessary with the understanding that administering to little ones may be challenging if they are dealing with sensory defensiveness
or are "picky eaters." Therefore, treatment regimens and choices should be carefully selected.
Fuiek, "The relationship between sensory defensiveness
, anxiety, depression and perception of pain in adults," Occupational Therapy International, vol.
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
. Because of this, simple tasks may become overwhelming.
. Sensory defensiveness
is the child's aversion to certain environment elements, such as sounds, textures, and odors.
"Virginia" is one of our individuals who appears to be in a chronic state of "Fright & Flight & Fight" with "Sensory Defensiveness
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?" program, a step-by-step method that teaches children simple changes to their daily routine to help them self-regulate.
Examining the Wilbargers' deep pressure and prioprioceptive technique for treating children with sensory defensiveness
using a multiple-single-case study approach.
A phenomenological study of sensory defensiveness
Children experiencing regulatory problems frequently exhibit sensory defensiveness
to external stimuli, demonstrate resistance to calming efforts and demonstrate difficulty with eating and sleeping schedules.