Myth #2: Kids with sensory processing issues are hypersensitive all the time.
Fact: Although being hypersensitive is a common sign of sensory processing issues, kids with these difficulties can also be hyposensitive (undersensitive). This means they may show little or no reaction to heat, cold, pain and other sensations.
This can be scary for parents. Kids with hyposensitivity might inadvertently find themselves in dangerous situations—like touching surfaces that could burn them. Remember, too, that this isn’t an either-or situation. Kids with sensory processing issues can be both hypo- and hypersensitive, going back and forth between the two behaviors.