Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) has become part of the diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of autism.
Sensory dysregulation can happen on any level of sensory awareness:
- Ears and hearing
- Eyes and vision
- Skin and tactile system
- Oral sensory system
- Balance and movement
- Pain perception
- Unusual sensory processing
- Other issues in sensory perception, such as bladder function
For each of the categories above there are testing mechanisms and treatment options:
- Biomedical treatment includes:
- Dietary interventions
- Treatment of the underlying dysbiosis and gastro-intestinal disease (which reflects prominently in the sensory system)
- Treatment of the resultant/underlying anxiety.