Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sensory Challenges For Those on the Autism Spectrum

Individuals on the Autism Spectrum tend to have sensory challenges in some of the following areas:
*overloaded visual input (sensitive to light)
*auditory input (ultrasensitive hearing)
*tactile input when touching certain fabrics or surfaces
*problems with food texture or taste, odors
*problems with proprioceptive input (movement of one’s body in space)
*vestibular input (balance)

Those who are sensitive to light can help the interference by wearing sunglasses or a cap with a brim to cut out some of the incoming light.

Unplugged headphones or earplugs might help concentration during a test.

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