Category Archives for "Sensory"

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 Some Calm for a Child with ASD This Holiday

Easy Ways to Create Some Calm for a Child with ASD This Holiday https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/create-calm-asd-child-holidays

It’s no secret that the holidays can be a very stressful time of year. The extra expectations, events, and parties that are supposed to be magical and wondrous can fall short. Too often, the season can leave adults frazzled, and as the snowflakes dance softly from the sky, children, too, can become overwhelmed. In spite […]

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Can Colors Influence Learning Abilities for Kids With Autism?

Can Colors Influence Learning Abilities for Kids With Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/learning-abilities-with-autism-kids/

Before we dive into how color preference can influence learning ability in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delay, let’s talk about the reason why children with ASD and developmental delay do not favor bright colors, especially yellow. Normally, neurotypical children love red and blue colors, that’s why so many toys and cartoons […]

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How to Develop a Sense of Safety Through Touch with Autism

How to Develop a Sense of Safety Through Touch with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sense-of-safety-through-touch/

Working with touch therapy to develop a sense of boundaries and personal space can often help people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) open-up and enjoy more of what life can offer. Some people with autism experience issues with the sense of physical boundaries and personal space. Often, they feel their skin and body differently due […]

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Amazing Ways a Weighted Blanket May Help Children with ASD

Amazing Ways a Weighted Blanket May Help Children with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/weighted-blanket-helps-to-relax/

With a bunch of different therapies, products, and strategies, it’s hard to do it all, even though you want to give your child every ounce of help you can.  The way we deal with this when working with families who are raising a child with autism is to look for high leverage points. What we […]

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Sensory Integration and Special Needs in the Dental Office

Sensory Integration and Special Needs in the Dental Office https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-integration-in-dental-office/

Most people have some degree of aversion to the sensory-rich dental experience. The sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and metallic instruments are literally in our faces.  We can’t move or escape, while the dentist contorts our lips, sprays water while our mouths are open, and we try to breathe and communicate. It’s a challenge whether special […]

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The Need to Understand Irregular Sensory Regulation

The Need to Understand Irregular Sensory Regulation http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understand-irregular-sensory-regulation

Ian*, one of my regular patients, usually starts his Shiatsu session with significant delay. He walks slowly and often stands for minutes, weaving his body, before going through every door. Before we get to the room where the Shiatsu sessions are held, several minutes have typically passed. The Shiatsu mat is ready on the floor […]

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Sensory Enrichment Therapy: A New Approach

Sensory Enrichment Therapy: A New Approach http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-enrichment-therapy-autism/

Children with autism often have sensory issues. They may be sensory seeking, or they may be sensory avoiding or even a little of both. For a child who is living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), some textures can be very irritating. Sounds, crowds, lights or smells can upset them. Many sensory approaches already aim to […]

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Calming Self-Injurious Behavior with a Simple Touch

Calming Self-Injurious Behavior with a Simple Touch http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/calming-self-injurious-behavior-autism

The hardest part of treating people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is observing self-injurious behavior. It is especially difficult for the individual’s family and carers to witness them hurting themselves with such aggression when they do not always understand the reason or cause of the trigger. Therefore, I take my clients’ needs very seriously, and […]

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Sensory Weighted Blanket and Miracle Cape Created with Love

Sensory Weighted Blanket and Miracle Cape Created with Love http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-weighted-blanket-autism/

Sit down for a cup of coffee with Marna Pacheco, and she’ll tell you that grocery shopping can be tough. But it’s not the weekly scavenger hunt for this obscure ingredient or that hard-to-find brand that makes food-finding missions tough. It’s a combination of things, in fact. For starters, Pacheco’s 11-year-old daughter, Millie, often acts […]

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Sensory Play Ideas and Summer Activities For Kids With Autism

Does your child with autism become overstimulated or bored easily? With the school year coming to an end, are you looking for sensory play ideas for your child? This guide will provide a variety of ideas for fun sensory activities for children with autism. How do sensory issues affect children with autism? The study found […]

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