SENSORY INTEGRATION DISORDER
OTHER FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO SENSORY INTEGRATION DISORDER
Sensory integration problems are not limited to children who have been institutionalized or physically deprived in other ways. Sensory integration difficulties may be exacerbated by other factors common among this population including prenatal toxic exposure (alcohol, drugs, nicotine) and lack of prenatal care with resultant increases in prematurity, low birth weight, and birth complications. Prenatal stress impairs sensory processing via altered regulation of stress hormones. Hereditary factors may also contribute to sensory integration disorders.
From THE HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION MEDICINE by Laurie C. Miller. © 2004 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Used by Permission.