Sensory Defensiveness or Sensory Dysregulation

In the course of normal development, the brain integrates and organizes sensory input from the environment. The sensory inputs consist of sound, sight, touch, movement, body awareness, and the pull of gravity. These sensory integrative experiences form the building blocks for the child’s more complex learning as they mature.

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Understanding Sensory Integration (pdf)
DiMatties & Sammons, 2003 (from Eric Digest)

Overview of Sensory Defensiveness and Sensory Dysregulation
Leslie E. Packer, PhD (last updated February 2009)
Overview and relationship between sensory processing deficits and a variety of disorders