Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Sensory Solutions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder also known as ASD is a lifelong developmental condition. It affects behaviour, communication, social interaction, a person’s interests and the way in which they perceive the world. A spectrum disorder includes a range of symptoms that are linked, but can often manifest in different ways in different people.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder tend to show symptoms before the age of three, however a diagnosis can be made after three years old. Around 1 in 100people in the UK have ASD; boys are more commonly diagnosed than girls.
There is no cure for Autism Spectrum Disorder, however with a range of therapies then those with the disorder can function a fulfilling life. Sensory solutions, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and educational support are all ways to help the individual.
A profound effect can be noticed when individuals with Autism regularly experience scheduled time in a multi-sensory environment. It can be said that individuals with ASD ‘live in a world of their own’. They also have difficulty with social skills and with communication. These things are common amongst those living on the autism spectrum. Yet spending regular time in a room with softened lights, projected images, fiber optics and bubble tubes in addition to digital sound and aromatherapy can filter much of the incoming extraneous sensory information allowing such individuals the ability to organize and often begin to communicate and integrate information. Sensory products are carefully designed and selected to maximize the benefits of each experience and thereby reduce anxiety, extraneous movements and sensory blockage while encouraging communication, speech and socialization.
Some great tools for engaging individuals with Autism:
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