Understanding and Managing Sensory Sensitivity with ASD
April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Presented by: Neil Walker (Autism Consultant)
Sensory sensitivity is recognized as a significant diagnostic criterion for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Hyper or hypp reactivity to sensory experiences can produce severe challenges in coping with sensory aspects of the environment for persons with ASD. This webinar will review sensory differences in senses such as hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch. It will also explore specific senses such as vestibular (inner ear and balance related), proprioception (self management of body in space) and interoception (internal state of body such as heart beat, hunger etc.) and the resulting impacts on external behaviour. Behaviour intervention strategies that accommodate sensory needs will be shared.