Sensory Corner: Tips to Help Manage Noise Sensitivity in Autism
[Source: Best Practice Autism.com]
Unusual sensory responses (i.e., sensory over-responsivity, sensory under-responsivity, and sensory seeking) are relatively common in autism (ASD). While no single type of sensory problem is consistently associated with ASD, one of the most commonly reported challenges for people with autism spectrum conditions is hypersensitivity to noise. Many of the daily sounds that other people take for granted can be very intrusive and painful to children and adults on the spectrum. This article from Friendship Circle lists the types of noise sensitivity and offers some tips on how to help a highly sensitive person cope with everyday noisy situations.
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