Appropriate/Inappropriate Sensory


Appropriate Sensory behaviors that your child might demonstrate include:
  • Crying when startled by a very loud noise
  • Having favorite foods and refusing some foods
  • Soothing themselves with favorite toys or blankets, or by sucking their fingers or a pacifier or by seeking out their mom or teacher
  • Wanting hands or clothing to be cleaned when done playing or eating
Inappropriate Sensory behaviors that could warrant therapy include:
  • Covering their ears, shaking their hands, or rocking with most loud noises
  • Refusing all foods of a certain texture for instance will not eat anything crunchy or wet
  • Soothing themselves by rocking, hand flapping, or retreating away from people
  • Does not like to get hands, face, and/or clothes dirty when eating or playing or wants them wiped immediately