What is the Effectivity of Sensory Training for ADHD?

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Sensory training for ADHD effected students helps to child develop the necessary skills.Sensory processing and integration issues often present themselves in children with ADHD. The children may appear to have difficulties in interpreting and processing sensory information from their environment.

Following are related symptoms:

  • Short attention span
  • Sensitivity to sounds
  • Unusual sensitivity to smells
  • Fascination with lights
  • Walking on the toes
  • Coordination problems
  • Indifference to pain or temperature
  • Refusal to wear certain types of clothing
  • Difficulty with accepting changes
  • Self-injury or aggression
  • Avoiding physical contact with people
  • Strong reactions to any stimulation on the face, hands or the feet
  • Dislike and avoidance of grooming
  • Either a very high or a very low activity level
  • A very high level of awareness of background noises
  • Engaging in the habit of spinning items or taking items apart

People with ADHD also often have Sensory Processing Disorder, even if not diagnosed.

Preliminary findings from a study through Temple University of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder shows that sensory intervention or training for ADHD – like deep pressure and strenuous exercise – can significantly improve problem behaviors such as restlessness, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Of the children receiving occupational therapy, 95 percent improved remarkably.

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