I never heard of the word ‘sensory’ until Antonio was diagnosed with autism. It is hard to define what it really is because it can be different for different people. Sometimes they are over-sensory and sometimes under censored. There are plenty of ways to show off sensory; stimming, chewing on something, fist hitting, head hitting, etc. There can many that might seem normal or not normal. Think about when you are overwhelmed, or stressed, we all have weird habits to react to this feeling; so do autistic children.
However, the one thing is that once a child starts to get older we can’t always allow their regular sensory items to take place (aka; stimming or head hitting, etc). So it always helps to allow them to have sensory items such as the list below.
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