Some common sensory processing issues in children with autism include:
Over-sensitivity to certain stimuli: Children with autism may be overly sensitive to certain stimuli such as loud noises, bright lights, or certain textures. This can lead to avoidance behaviors or extreme reactions to these stimuli.
Under-sensitivity to stimuli: Children with autism may be under-sensitive to stimuli and may not react to things that would normally be perceived as unpleasant or painful. This can lead to behaviors such as self-injury or seeking out intense stimuli.
Difficulty with motor skills: Children with autism may have difficulty with motor skills, such as writing or using utensils. This can be due to difficulty processing sensory information related to touch and movement.
Addressing sensory processing issues in children with autism is important because it can help them better navigate and understand the world around them, and improve their overall functioning and quality of life.
This may involve strategies such as sensory integration therapy, which helps children learn to process sensory information in a more organized and adaptive way, or the use of assistive technology to help with communication and other daily activities.
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