Interoception is the sense our internal organs that detects and aids internal regulation responses, such as hunger, heart rate, respiration, and toileting needs. Children with sensory processing difficulties relating to interoception can struggle to notice when they need the toilet and therefore can have frequent accidents or may be constantly distracted by the feeling that they need to go to the toilet.

  • Children may struggle with feedback as to whether they are cold or hot, and therefore may dress inappropriately for the weather.
  • Children may not be able to detect when they are full, but for those with trauma they may over or under eat due to a history of not knowing where their next meal may come from.