Sensory Processing In Individuals with Autism
Sensory Processing In Individuals with Autism – Webinar Slides
In this webinar, attendees will gain an understanding of sensory processing, perception, and cognition in individuals with autism. This includes looking at hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity. In addition, learners will also consider how to the support the sensory needs of individuals with autism. Facilitator: Rebecca McCullough.
- Firstly, what is autism?
- The Human Senses
- Sensory processing
- Sensory Overload
- ASD and Balance
- The Proprioceptive System
- Finally, strategies to assist
- In addition, some top tips.
What is ASD?
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or autism, is a neurological condition. Consequently, it impacts how how a person communicates with others and experiences the world around them. As a result, autistic children and adults will experiences difficulties with social communication, this impacts social interactions.
Moreover, autistic children or adults are likely to process sensory information in the environment differently to others.
“If I get sensory overload then I just shut down; you get what’s known as fragmentation…it’s weird, like being tuned into 40 TV channels.”
– an autistic person
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The focus of the Empower Project is to support children under 12 with Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome. We provide support to their parents and the wider family circle. As a result, we wish to enhance confidence. In conclusion, we hope to all learn together to develop skills to support the children.
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