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Articles that focus on all sensory-type issues and abnormal reactions to or sensitivities to ordinary sensory input such as light, sound, touch, smells, balance, and sight.

Easy Ways to Create A Sensory Space for Kids with Autism

Easy Ways to Create A Sensory Space for Kids with Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have issues effectively processing sensory information and may perceive sensation differently. For example, a child may perceive touch sensation as painful or immediately become startled when touched.  Some children are extremely sensitive to noises such as the sound of a toilet flushing.  A child’s sensory needs and way… Continue Reading

Simple Ways Sensory Based Intervention Can Change Your ASD Child’s Life

Simple Ways Sensory Based Intervention Can Change Your ASD Child’s Life

One in six children experiences sensory difficulties that affect everyday life. Sensory based intervention has been shown effective. A family-centered approach emphasizes parental coaching in natural environments of the family. Despite the importance of intervention carryover, adherence is believed to be low. This is due to the overwhelming nature, required commitment and lifestyle changes asked of children and… Continue Reading

Brain Balance Takes a Look at the Challenge of Sensory Processing Disorder

Brain Balance Takes a Look at the Challenge of Sensory Processing Disorder

“I can’t wear those jeans!” “No, I won’t eat mashed potatoes!” “Agh, don’t make me touch that!” These statements and tantrums are often how Sensory Processing Disorder shows itself in a child.   Sensory processing is the brain’s recognition of receptor (eyes, nose, skin, taste, vestibular, etc.) driven input, and the interpretation, integration, and prioritizing of… Continue Reading

Sensory Processing Difficulties – Dressing For Success

Sensory Processing Difficulties – Dressing For Success

What is Sensory Processing disorder? Many children with Asperger’s syndrome experience sensory processing difficulties or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  Sensory processing is the neurological processing and interpretation of sensation within one’s own body and from the environment. In short, it is the brain’s organization and interpretation of the sensory input from everyday use. This is… Continue Reading