16Child Has Sensitivity To Noise, Smells, And Textures

Touching, smelling, and hearing are three major senses that humans employ to interact with their world. Children who may be displaying signs of being on the autism spectrum, may behave in a different way when faced with certain things. Sometimes, something as simple as a telephone ring, a fan spinning,

or a velvety coat sleeve may trigger a child to behave strangely.

When a child is introduced to something new, there may be reason for a startled reaction, a laugh, or even a shout. However, if a child is rocking back and forth with hands over their ears, or fleeing in terror anytime they encounter certain audio or visual stimuli, it may be worth taking notice. Autism can make it challenging to deal with certain physical sensations.

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