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What is sensory overload?

Sensory overload is when people get too much sensory information, for example, from being in a crowded place. Lots of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) complain of sensory overload.

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Do sensory-related developmental disabilities run in families?
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Some sensory-related developmental disabilities may run in families. Since some of these conditions ...
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Can very young children have sensory-related developmental disabilities?
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Yes, very young children can have sensory-related developmental disabilities.  The age of diagnosis ...
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How do sensory-related developmental disabilities affect the body?
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Sensory-related developmental disorders involve vision and hearing problems. This may be deafness, v...
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What causes sensory-related developmental disabilities?
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Developmental disabilities are birth defects that affect development of the body. They are often cau...
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