Children who are extremely sensitive to loud sounds, bright lights or scratchy clothes — or who get overwhelmed in noisy, crowded places — may have sensory processing problems. Kids with sensory issues also tend to have meltdowns over things like washing their faces, brushing their teeth or making unexpected transitions. We’ve collected our most popular articles on sensory processing issues and learning disabilities in children below. Find out how sensory issues can affect children at home and in school, and what can be done to make kids more comfortable.
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