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Sensory Over-Responsivity (SOR)

Tendency to overreact to sensory stimulation. Kids with SOR feel sensation too easily or intensely and tend to react negatively or with alarm to sensory input which is generally experienced as harmless or non-irritating. Thus, they often are “sensory defensive,” and try to avoid or minimize sensations, such as, withdrawing from being touched or covering their ears to avoid loud sounds.

Sensory Over-Responsivity (SOR)


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