Autism Treatment – Sensory Issues Therapy Solutions

Autism Treatment – Sensory Issues Therapy Solutions

Autism Therapy: Solving Sensitivity Issues
There are many things, often referred to as a “sensory diet,” that can help kids with
sensory issues. Simply put, some kids are under receptive
to sensory information, and need to engage in activities like spinning, balancing, running,
rolling on a ball and so on to get themselves going and start “feeling okay.” Others are too sensitive to this information
and there are activities that can help re-engineer the brain so that they can process it better.
Often something that looks like play can actually be changing the way a child’s brain works. AUTISM OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Occupational therapy helps a person learn
to cope with their specific difficulties in a way that works best for them. One area that kids with Autism have many problems
with is sensory issues. Things are too loud, too bright, too chaotic, clothes are too tight.
Occupational therapists can do different forms of sensory integration therapy to help the
child with these issues. When we say that kids with Autism have sensory
issues, we mean that they have trouble processing sensory information. All around us, every day, we receive tons
of sensory information. People with a normal system will tune out most of the things they
do not need to be aware of at any given time. People with sensory issues, though, cannot
process or filter out ANYTHING. Everything is too loud, too bright, too tight,
too distracting, their nervous system reacts over and over again to all of the sensory
stimuli in their environment. AUTISM THERAPY – SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS FOR
AUTISTIC KIDS WITH CLOTHING PROBLEMS If your loved one has a lot of problems wearing
certain clothing, here are some suggestions. Try and try again. Buy different clothes.
Materials make a huge difference. Maybe cotton is bad but a blend of multiple fabrics works
OK. Wool should be avoided. How tight are the clothes? Looser fitting
clothes often work much better than anything tight. Short or long sleeves? My son cannot stand
long sleeve shirts, so we buy him short sleeve shirts. The same can be said for pants. Skirts instead of pants. Perhaps your daughter
can wear skirts and avoid jeans (notoriously scratchy). Buy used clothes. Many parents have shared
with me this secret. They go to second hand stores or thrift stores to buy their loved
one’s clothing. By this time the clothes are well worn, have been washed many times and
are much softer. Wash, wash, wash. If you buy new clothes,
you may have to wash them many times before they become soft enough to wear. Socks can be a real problem. Clinging to ankles
can be very distracting. But again, there are white sport socks that are very short.
They are barely visible above the shoes. This may not be very appropriate with dress shoes
but works fine with sports shoes. Wear beach “flip flops”. Sandals may be a
solution for the chronic shoe/sock hater. Above all, use creativity. If one set of clothing
does not work, try something else. This is just one successful strategy to help
you and your loved one thrive with autism. For additional successful strategies to help
you and your loved one live a fuller happier life, see my latest book,” New Hope for Autism,
15 Successful Strategies Moms Don’t Know”. To go:

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  1. I think that this is all in the mind sometimes I can filter out things because I feel the are important to recognize maby because it maby be harming to

  2. For example being around too many people maby the crowd is bad influence, the sun is too bright maby a fear of skin cancer or blindness even if this may seem as a low possibility to me or you, I also think that the issue of autism is caused by the society of today's culture in the world

  3. My daughter has a full on meltdown with her socks almost every morning! I've tried everything softener on softener, still no avail, unless they are brand new socks then she will wear them!

  4. Loud sounds and tight close hate it . I was never diagnosed I can relate to all this .alot of food hurt my stomach

  5. This is all good advice. Also, If your kid has problems with socks, try seamless socks. Seams hurt. I like Dr Scholl's seamless socks because they have no seam, they are not too tight, and they don't fall off.

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