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By Teresa Garland

Leading edge, useful and enjoyable actions for kids with autism and sensory disorders.

Following a step by step recipe layout, Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L presents approximately 2 hundred actions and interventions to aid youngsters with their sensory wishes. This hugely particular, illustrated and obtainable consultant is a wealthy source for any therapist, instructor or parent.
-Crafts, recipes, song and workouts for the sanatorium, school room or home
-A multi-sensory enrichment software for kids with autism
-Gradual publicity actions for kids who cannot tolerate sensory input
-Sensory immersion actions to desensitize the kid to the touch, style and sound
-Reduce rigidity and anxiousness with actual routines and reframing innovations

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12. Immerse her in pleasant sensory input so she can relax and find joy. The list is a mixture of approaches, strategies and interventions. Many approaches have been tried, but not many have been validated with rigorous study. The general approach that appears to work is exposure to sensory input. There are several classes of interventions within the exposure approach. Two types in this class are gradual exposure and desensitization, and both appear to work well. The evidence comes primarily from single case studies and small studies and shows good effect.

Pillow or stuffed animal; b. Electric toothbrush (at home). 2. Collaborate with the child Collaboration with an older child on plans and activities for a session, as well as child-directed play with a younger child, is a win-win for all. The child feels respected and gets a sense of control and ownership in the interventions. For the therapist, teacher or parent, the interactive sessions can be fun as well as effective. Child-directed play is not a free-for-all with the child now running amok. Instead, the therapist suggests activities and observes the child as she plays, looking for opportunities to incorporate lessons and introduce challenges.

The craving of sensation typically occurs as a side-effect of oversensitivity or undersensitivity. Such craving is the incessant seeking of certain types of calming input that feel good (due to oversensitivity) or the constant attempt to experience sensation (due to undersensitivity). Commonly, we see children touching people or things, seeking out music or visual input, or sniffing things. Some children crave movement and their hyperactive behavior can be mistaken for ADHD. Children with Autism and SMD Children with ASD appear to have additional underlying causes of sensory sensitivity.

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