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6 myths about children’s sensory disorders

Sensory disorders - are diseases, connected with breakage of one or another organs of senses: sight, touch, smell etc. In other words, children have dysfunction in brain activity, where sensory information is processed. Different myths start to appear due to the unawareness in this sphere. We would like to tell you about some of them.

Myth 1. There are no difficulties with processing of sensory information

There isn't an official diagnosis. It’s true. However, doctors, who practise working with such children, can reassure you on certain examples. 

Myth 2. Such children are very sensitive to everything

In fact, there are two variants of diseases, which can be combined in one child. The first variant - is hypersensitivity, i.e., a child is sensitive with certain organs of sense. The second variant - hyposensitivity, i.e., children don’t acquire any information by means of certain organs of sense. For example, one child can be very sensitive to any sounds, but doesn’t feel the smells.

Myth 3. Children react too emotional to everything

In fact, children with such disfunction emotionally react to some certain things, which can seem normal to others. For example, smell at fragrance shop or music from nearby car. 

Myth 4. Dysfunctions can refer to only 5 senses.

In fact, specialists distinguish three more variants of dysfunctions, which refer to spatial inference, perception of own body, awareness of what is happening inside the body,in other words, children don’t understand their emotions and feelings.

Myth 5. You should cure such children with their irritant, toughening them this way.

In fact, it only makes the situation worse, that’s why you should cure such children only with the help of methods, used by specialists.

Myth 6. Autism and sensory disorders is one and the same problem

In fact, these diseases have one similarity. Even methods of cure can be the same, for example, training on “ORTHO PUZZLE” orthopedic mats. However, not all autists have sensory disorders and vice versa. 
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