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A person with autism may experience difficulties interpreting and organising input from what they see, taste, touch, hear and smell. Sensory perceptions can become frightening or even painful and can lead to high anxiety and meltdowns. Suddenly, a stereo blasts in your ears, and you are punched in the arm…For someone with sensory processing problems, such auditory hypersensitivity might occur in a noisy classroom or hallway. Such touch hypersensitivity might occur with the routine jostling in a school corridor, or the accidental touching by a peer.
In other words, everyday life becomes overwhelming. These senses impact balance, motor skills and body awareness. Many people with autism have difficulty processing everyday sensory information. They can be either hyper sensitive over-reactive or hypo sensitive under-reactive to sensory input, or experience fragmented or distorted perceptions.
Some days he or she may seek out certain sensory experiences but on other days he or she may actively avoid that same experience. Together, the sharp sounds and the bright lights were more than enough to overload my senses. As such, it is important when choosing interventions for sensory sensitivities that these should be assessed carefully and with the overarching needs of the individual in mind.
Modification of the environment is the most accessible intervention for sensory processing difficulties. For example, who is overwhelmed by the noises and crowds in the high school hallway between classes may be encouraged to wear a hoodie and listen to music on an MP3 player during the transition between classes to moderate their visual and auditory stimulation. More ideas for environmental modifications for children with sensory processing difficulties at school and at home are available at the Sensory Processing Disorder website.
All people engage in behaviours to help regulate their sensory environment. The amount and type of stimming an individual on the autism spectrum uses varies a lot from person to person. For example, some individuals with autism may just have mild stimming mannerisms, whereas others spend a lot of time stimming. Most forms of stimming are repetitive or unusual body movement or noises.
Stimming can include:. Really, my urge to be swallowed up by the sky is enough to make my heart quiver.
If a person with autism is hyper-sensitive to sensory input, stimming can be calming. It may help them to focus, and thus reduce sensory overload. In the case of people who are experiencing hypo-sensitivity, stimming may increase stimulation and help them better focus on their environment or the activity at hand. My ears are like a microphone that picks up and amplifies sound. I discovered that I could shut out painful sounds by engaging in rhythmic stereotypical autistic behaviour. Some self-injurious stimming — for example, severe hand-biting — may stem from high anxiety.
The GP may refer you to a paediatrician or occupational therapist OT for a sensory assessment. To help adults and children in Tasmania on the autism spectrum, their families and carers to participate fully, independently, and equally in all aspects of their everyday lives. Inherent worth: We recognise and celebrate that people on the autism spectrum are valuable members of society, capable of contributing to and enriching the lives of those around them.
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Due to sensory sensitivities, someone with autism might: display unusual sensory seeking behaviour such as sniffing objects or staring intently at moving objects. Hyper or hypo? Stimming can include: hand and finger mannerisms, like finger-flicking and hand-flapping rocking the body back and forth while sitting or standing posturing — holding hands or fingers out at an angle or arching the back while sitting visual stimulation — looking at something sideways, watching an object spin or fluttering fingers or objects near the eyes repetitive behaviour like opening and closing doors or flicking switches chewing or mouthing objects listening to the same song or noise over and over.
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