Autism and Proprioceptive Input: A Comprehensive Guide
We use proprioceptive input every day without even knowing it. Think of it as your body’s internal GPS, giving you a sense of where you are in space. When little Alex, who’s on the spectrum, went climbing at the local playground, he gained a new sense of confidence. Climbing gave him the sensory harmony he
Autism Sound Sensitivity: Understanding ASD Children’s Relationship with Noise
As with much of the wealth of knowledge we have about children with autism, their sensitivity to sound has not been fully explained. Yet we do know that it is one of the most common symptoms. Sensory sensitivity is common in itself but an overreaction to sound in particular is often the most obvious and
Making a Sensory Gym for Your Child With Autism
A sensory gym is a room that is completely dedicated to sensory play. Sensory gyms normally include equipment that is designed to provide vestibular and proprioceptive input. Some of the elements include therapy balls, trampolines, swings, and more. When you give your autistic child access to a sensory gym, you will find that they gain
Q&A Help: My Child with Autism is Afraid of Doctors
My three-year-old boy (newly diagnosed with high functioning ASD) has to go for his yearly bloodwork (he has to have his liver enzymes and vitamin D monitored regularly). He’s newly terrified of doctors (inconsolable at the pediatrician), and I can’t wrap my head around how I’m going to get him to cooperate this time—he was
Fecal Smearing in Autism. Oh, Poop!
What is Fecal Smearing? Imagine walking into your children’s room late at night to check on them sleeping, only to find them smearing poop all over themselves or their room! Some children who play with poop also do so in front of other people or while away from home at school or visiting family members.