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Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity)

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Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity) is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Autism.

For kids diagnosed with Autism, Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity) is one of eight symptoms related to Sensitivity and Control according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Sensitivity and Control among kids with Autism are:

  1. Difficulty focusing or concentrating
  2. Dislike for loud noises
  3. Hyperactivity
  4. Lining up, stacking, or organizing objects
  5. Need for routine
  6. Obsession, fixation, or strong interest
  7. Picky eating or aversion to foods / food sensations
  8. Tantrums or meltdowns

Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity)

When parents mention Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity) they also mention these other symptoms:

Characteristics of Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity)

How common is Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity)?

Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 31.76% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity).

Percentage of kids with Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity) by year of age

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This is based on a survey of 510 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity) “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.

Frequency

OutcomePercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Continuously

4%

18 mentions
Hourly

0%

0 mentions
Daily

12%

59 mentions
Weekly

14%

65 mentions
Monthly

8%

40 mentions
Annually

2%

9 mentions
A Few / Several Times

8%

39 mentions
Once

3%

12 mentions
Never

49%

235 mentions

Severity

SeverityPercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Very Severe

7%

38 mentions
Severe

9%

47 mentions
Moderate

15%

77 mentions
Mild

15%

74 mentions
Not at All

54%

274 mentions

Discussion of Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity)

What was your approach to Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity)? What were the results?

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