What Causes Sensory Motor Skills Problems?

First of all it’s important to know you cannot cause Sensory Motor Skills problems. Many parents question, “What did I do wrong when my child was younger?” And the answer is: you did nothing wrong.

It’s not uncommon for children to experience Sensory Motor Skills problems. In fact, Sensory Processing Disorder (the umbrella that Sensory Motor Skills problems fall under) is a complex neurological condition that affects 1 in 20 children. 

Problems with Sensory Motor Skills occur when the brain and central nervous system have breakdowns in transmitting messages throughout the body.

Many people on the Autism Spectrum struggle with their Sensory Motor Skills.