- Winifred Schultz-Krohn Ph.D., OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA
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Hyporesponsiveness: This term, used in the context of sensory processing, refers to the limited responses demonstrated by a person following a sensory experience. The term underresponsiveness is also used in the literature. The nervous system is designed to receive and register incoming sensory information in a graded manner where stronger sensory information is registered at a more intense level. For individuals who have hyporesponsiveness or underresponsiveness, they may have difficulties detecting novel or pertinent sensory information such as watching a quickly approaching car when attempting to cross a street or controlling the speed of pouring milk from a carton and spilling the milk by overfilling the cup. Individuals with hyporesponsiveness may appear disinterested in surrounding events due to a limited ability to respond effectively to those events. For individuals with hyporesponsiveness, occupational therapy services are provided to enhance the safety and
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- Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders
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- 18931. Department of Occupational Therapy, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA, USA
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