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Sensory processing


For parents, caregivers, health care providers, and teachers, concerns and questions often arise regarding the care and well-being of individuals with Cornelia de Lange syndrome. 

Sensory processing is a term that describes how the brain takes in and manages input from all the senses. In sensory processing, the brain deals with information from the five traditional senses (touch, taste, smell, sound and sight) and two other senses which contribute to a person’s balance (movement and awareness of where their body parts are in space).

Difficulties in sensory processing can lead to hyposensitivity and hypersensitivity. Individuals with CdLS usually experience difficulties in sensory processing, regardless of their level of intellectual disability.


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Sensory processing

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Hyper- and hyposensitivity and other sensory processing difficulties should be assessed, and support strategies should be implemented in individuals with CdLS throughout their lifespan.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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