Many individuals with Kabuki syndrome have sensory processing disorder. This inability to accurately organize sensory information can lead to behavior problems.
Some of the more commonly reported sensory issues include need for oral stimulation - including chewing on non-food items, tactile defensiveness towards various sensations and stimuli, panic-like reactions to certain noises, and aversion to textures and/or smells of select foods. Anxiety, obsessive/compulsive traits and autistic-type behaviors are commonly observed. Individuals with Kabuki syndrome often have an obsessive need for routine. Mild depression has been reported in young adults.
Parents frequently report an excellent memory for face recognition, song lyrics, dates of events, etc.