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Skin Sensitivity and ADHD

In this Q&A column from The Jackson Sun, a concerned grandparent asks if there could be a correlation between her grandson's skin sensitivity and his ADHD.
"'This boy may have oversensitivity to tactile experiences. We call this tactile defensiveness,' says Michelle Yoder, owner of Touchstone Therapy, a private practice in Pineville, N.C. 'Children with tactile hypersensitivities may avoid certain textures or seek out activities that help them regulate that incoming input.'"
Tactile hypersensitivity can interfere with a child's ability to concentrate - especially a child with ADHD. Read more at JacksonSun.com.

Labels: tactile_hypersensitivities, tactile_defensiveness

Posted By: Aspen Education Group