10 signs that your toddler has sensory issues

10 signs that your toddler has sensory issues

Ten signs highlight that your toddler may have sensory issues and may need extra support in their sensory development. It emphasizes the importance of seeking help from an occupational therapist early on to address these behaviors and positively impact your toddler's life.

🚩 Sign 1: Falling a lot or being very clumsy
🚩 Sign 2: Resistance to certain types of fabric or clothes
🚩 Sign 3: Not noticing pain or injuries
🚩 Sign 4: Picky eating with specific food preferences or sensitivities
🚩 Sign 5: Difficulty with transitions or new experiences
🚩 Sign 6: Mouthing non-food items or biting
🚩 Sign 7: Discomfort with getting dirty or wet
🚩 Sign 8: Avoidance of social situations or fearfulness
🚩 Sign 9: Aversion to movement or lack of interest in physical activities
🚩 Sign 10: Walking on toes instead of whole foot

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Key Insights
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- 🧐 Sensory issues in toddlers can impact various aspects of their development, from physical coordination to social interactions.
- 🧐 A toddler's resistance to certain fabrics or clothes and their picky eating habits may indicate sensory sensitivities.
- 🧐 Not noticing pain or injuries can be a sign of underdeveloped pain receptors, which can be dangerous for a toddler.
- 🧐 Difficulty with transitions or new experiences can be overwhelming for toddlers with sensory issues, as they rely on predictability to manage their sensory experiences.
- 🧐 Mouthing non-food items, such as furniture or sand, can indicate sensory-seeking behaviors or difficulties in sensory processing.
- 🧐 Discomfort with getting dirty or wet can hinder a toddler's participation in normal play experiences.
- 🧐 Avoidance of social situations or fearfulness may be a result of sensory overload or sensory processing difficulties.

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