The Little Girl Who Loved to Swing

Sensory integration disorder is especially common in adopted children. When every sound is distracting, clothes are itchy, and everyday life is filled with unpleasant situations, it might be time to seek help for your child.

How to recognize sensory integration dysfunction in your child.
I remember the day I knew our daughter had a problem. We were rushing to an appointment, walking along a crowded sidewalk on a humid summer day. I was cautioning Elisabeth about something, dragging her behind me the way you sometimes do with an almost-four-year-old. There was a lot of activity around us, the traffic was loud and smelled of exhaust, a kid on a bike was blowing a whistle, and the storefronts were bursting with bright vegetables and flowers. ...

For some children suffering from sensory integration disorder, sounds are distracting, clothes are itchy, and everyday life is filled with too many unpleasant situations.

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