Sensory Triggers

Research Explains Sensory Integration Difficulties in Autism

New research confirms that individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have significant sensory deficits that influence social interactions. Investigators determined the brains of individuals with ASD appear to lack feedback loops that help to process tactile information. This faulty processing results in social challenges. Belgium researchers explain that many individuals with ASD are over- or …

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The Importance of Replacing Bad Sensory Triggers with Good Ones

Sensory over-responsitivity is now considered to be a core feature of autism (Ben-Sassoon et al, 2009). Children with autism are five times more likely to have sensory over-responsitivity than members of the general public (Green & Ben-Sasson, 2010). Sensory processing difficulties are a unique predictor of communication competence and maladaptive behaviors (Lane et al, 2010). …

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