• Tactile defensiveness (Hypersensitivity)

    Tactile defensiveness (Hyper-sensitivity) Extreme physical sensitivity to certain textures and sensations. Children with Autism often have tactile defensiveness (hyper-sensitivity to touch/tactile input) and will avoid touching, become fearful of, or bothered by all types of external stimuli that affect their hands, feet or skin. Aversion to clothing tags, rough fabric clothing, seams on one’s socks, and even the wind blowing can be extremely upsetting.

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