About the Disorder ————Young children with this disorder struggle to regulate their
emotions and behaviors as well as their motor abilities in
response to sensory stimulation. The sensory stimulation can
include touch, sight, sound, taste, smell, sensation of
movement in space, and awareness of the position of one’s
body in space. A child’s struggle with these sensory inputs
leads to impairment in their development and functioning.
These children have trouble maintaining a calm, alert, or
affectedly positive state.