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Autism Corner: What to Do When Your Child Refuses to Put on Winter Clothes

[Source:  Autism Society of Michigan]

Many people—kids and adults—find putting on winter clothes to be a pain. But sensory processing issues can make it a real misery. Kids who are hypersensitive or who are tactile defensive may literally scream if they put on clothes that don’t feel right. The clothes might be too tight, too bulky, too itchy or too hot. And that can make everyday life difficult for the whole family.

Getting your child with sensory processing issues to wear winter clothes isn’t impossible. But it can take time, compromise and some creativity. The strategies you use will depend on your child’s age and his particular challenges and sensitivities

Read the Rest of this Article in the Autism Society of Michigan’s Horizons Newsletter


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