Sensory and Autism Spectrum

Sensory and Autism Spectrum

Sensory has become such as buzz word within the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders. But, what is it? Sensory is something that your body feels either input into you such as getting a massage or something external such as touching sandpaper. Some children with Autism Spectrum Disorder may seek sensory input that is socially abnormal such as running their hands up and down wall paper or squeezing their hands together repeatedly. Behaviors such as these are fun and reinforcing to these children, thus why they do them. Within the context of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), these behaviors can be addressed and changed to be safer as well as more socially appropriate. To find out more about how we can help, contact us today.