Sensory Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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In light of Autism Awareness Month, I thought I would post a link to a great website for Sensory Processing Disorder.  Kids with Autism often have sensory sensitivities, which can affect all other aspects of their life: social, physical, mental, emotional, academic, etc.  The Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist found at sensoryprocessingdisorder.com is NOT meant to be used as a diagnostic tool.  Rather, if your child or student exhibits some of these behaviors, you may want to consider a referral to a sensory specialist, usually an Occupational Therapist.  That being said, this checklist is VERY thorough, and I highly recommend taking a look.  Even if you think you know a lot about sensory disorders, I’ll bet you’ll learn something!

Until next time,

Aersta Acerson

A Utah Speech Therapist

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