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What happens when a child has difficulty integrating the senses?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
About 10 percent of kids have problems integrating all of the senses -- that is, perceiving info they receive from their senses and developing responses to it. These boys and girls may refuse to eat foods with certain textures or have aversions to baths or haircuts because they recoil from the sensation of water or a pair of scissors against their skin. They may be supersensitive to the sounds of fire alarms and vacuum cleaners or even feel disoriented while running and swinging (called gravitational insecurity).
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