"WHAT IS TACTILE DEFENSIVENESS?" Tactile Defensiveness (TD) was first identified by Dr A.J. Ayres, an American Occupational Therapist during the 1960s. It refers to a pattern of observable...
5 Ways to Help Children who Have Tactile Defensiveness
This is a guest post by Kimberly Z Syers OTR/L- BabyOT.com As a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, I work with children with tactile defensiveness on a daily basis. These children are hypersensitive to tactile (touch) stimulation and frequently find ordinary textures/touch sensations (like clothing tags, hugs or grass) to be overwhelming or even painful. These children[Read More]
How to Recognize Tactile Defensiveness in Childre
Kids with tactile defensiveness have both behavioral and emotional responses that tend to be way out of proportion to the issue at hand.
12 Ways to Help your Child who is Sensitive to Textures (tags, socks, sand) - North Shore Pediatric Therapy
Children with tactile defensiveness or hypersensitivity will avoid, become fearful of, or bothered by various, every-day touch experiences that typically would not cause alarm or issues for others. Their avoidance of tactile experiences and lack of engagement in tactile play ultimately limits their learning experiences and development of gross and fine motor skills. Tactile defensiveness […]
Tactile Overresponsivity (Tactile Defensiveness)
A description of signs and symptoms of Tactile Overresponsivity (Tactile Defensiveness), effects of, and ways to provide tactile stimulation that will help your child tolerate this type of input.
Does Your Child Have Tactile Defensiveness
Does your child hate to have his feet touched? Do certain fabrics bother him because they are scratchy? Does your child refuse to touch anything sticky, slimy, or dirty with his hands? Does your daughter cringe when you stroke her face?It c ..