Sensory Defensiveness

A “fight or flight” response to sensation perceived as noxious, such as being touched unexpectedly, a loud noise or a smell, frequently experienced by children with Sensory Over-Responsivity (SOR). Children who are sensory defensive attempt to avoid or minimize noxious sensation, such as withdrawing from touch, or plugging their ears in a noisy place.

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