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 time 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 very short attention to task
  • Often lethargic or low arousal (appears to be tired/slow to respond, all the time, even after a nap)
  • 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 purposely falling to the floor/crashing into things
  • Seeking opportunities to fall without regard to his/her safety or that of others
  • Appearing to be constantly moving around, even when sitting
  • Constantly touching everything they see, including other children
  • Hates 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, playdoh, etc.
  • Frequently refuses new food choices
  • Showing difficulty learning new activities (motor planning)