Protective System (Dysfunction causes Tactile Defensiveness)
temperature which are protective in nature. When a needle is inserted in baby's buttocks for vaccination he feels uneasy and painful due to which he may cry aloud, this pain sensation happens due to protective touch system. Touch is the first sensation that starts developing in womb at five weeks. Protective system works phenomenally in a newborn, which helps him to react towards changes in temperature, come in contact with his or her mother and feel secure in her arms. It helps in sucking mother’s nipple to take the feed and feel her body’s warmth and cosiness. Due to this, children clasp fingers and toes when being touched.
information. As the child achieves developmental milestones they also develop a sense of touch discrimination. As the child grows older his abilities of discriminating tools objects and toys improve gradually.