What Is Tactile Defensiveness?


Does your child not like to touch different items or eat certain textures?

It may be tactile defensiveness!

Tactile defensiveness affects the way a person perceives touch.

Usually people who are tactile defensive do not like light touch or "messy" items.

Some textures that may trigger tactile defensiveness are:

– sand – grass – glue – leave – feather – certain clothing fabrics – food

The symptoms of  tactile defensiveness


be lessened!

Pediatric Occupational Therapy


Avoiding the Trigger

Ways to Lessen the Symptoms of Tactile Defensiveness: