Sensory Processing Red Flags
DEVELOPMENT OF SENSORY PROCESSING SKILLS RED FLAGS FOR REFERRAL
- Sleep disturbances, unable to fall asleep or remain sleeping.
- Having a hard to calming themselves down appropriately.
- Overly upset with change in routine.
- Having a difficult time with transitions between activity or location
- Very busy, always on the go and has a reduced attention to task.
- Often lethargic or low arousal. Appears to be tired/ slow to respond to stimulus.
- Not aware when they get hurt, not crying, startle, or reaction to injury.
- Afraid of swinging/ movement activities, does not like to be picked up or be upside down.
- Frequently jumping and or falling purposefully to the floor/ crashing into things.
- Seeking opportunities to fall without regard to his or her safety or that of others.
- Appearing to be constantly moving around, even when sitting.
- Constantly touching everything they see including other children.
- Hate bath time or grooming, such as tooth brushing, hair brushing, haircuts, having nails trimmed, etc.
- Afraid of/ aversive to/ avoids being messy, or touching different textures, such as grass, sand, carpet, paint, play dough, etc.
- Frequently refuses new food choices.
- Showing difficulty learning new activities (motor planning)