Tactile Defensiveness can be defined as a condition in which an individual is extremely sensitive to light touch and may be interpret light touch input as noxious or painful.

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1.) Difficulty with having messy hands (dislike play doh, finger paint, playing in sand)

2.) Difficulty with hair cuts, nail cuts, hair washing, and other grooming tasks

3.) Anxiety with touching foods

4.) Anxiety with eating a variety of foods

5.) Resisting brushing teeth

6.) Avoiding water play

7.) Strong preferences for having long sleeves and/or certain fabrics, always wanting shoes on

8.) Strong preferences to only wear diaper / underwear

9.) Difficulty crawling / walking across different ground coverings, like grass, sand, or textured carpet

10.) Difficulty cuddling, accepting hugs