Sensory Processing Disorders and Audio Overload- What is it and how can we prevent it?

scarlett and mom playing

Scarlett’s response to certain sounds in the environment can have a massive effect on her ability to function properly. In particular she demonstrates clear signs of going into ‘sensory overload’ and can adopt the fetal position and cover her ears when it all becomes far too much. This can take the enjoyment out of many activities for Scarlett and she can become distressed. I can imagine many parent’s can identify, especially with the summer holidays about to commence the troubles that sound can cause.