Part of having an autistic child is understanding sensory. It took me a while to understand it, and I still have sometimes where I do not fully understand it. I do know that sensory can be a challenge and my best advice is to find out what kind of sensory your child is wanting.
Sometimes, certain sounds, sights, smells, textures, and tastes can create a feeling of “sensory overload.” Other times, Bright or flickering lights, loud noises, certain textures of food, and scratchy clothing are just some of the triggers that can cause children to feel overwhelmed.
There are different types of sensory: One is oversensitivity which leads to sensory avoiding. Kids avoid sensory input because it’s too overwhelming. The other is under sensitivity (hyposensitivity) which causes kids to be sensory seeking. They look for more sensory stimulation.
There are lots of ways to help navigate through sensory, but it takes time.
Susie Liberatore is a single mother to a special needs child and has successful businesses. She loves evolving and growth with others.
Susie Liberatore is the owner, and Art Director, of Visions2images Creative Services. She helps established businesses grow their brand awareness by using digital marketing and professional branding techniques. With over a decade of agency and corporate experience, she brings businesses’ visions to life, while watching their return on investment increase.