Many kids are hyper-sensitive to sound, ranging from extraneous background noise in the classroom to low frequency sounds like the vacuum cleaner or public toilet. This is known as auditory defensiveness, a condition in which a child's nervous system interprets noise as being too loud, too high pitched, or too difficult to tolerate.
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Austen is a pediatric occupational therapist with experience in schools, early intervention, and private clinic settings. She now runs her own private practice in Portland, OR specializing in movement based learning techniques. This blog's mission is to educate and empower parents and children by sharing insights into the complexities of learning and development.