Sensory Interventions

Occupational Therapists often receive referrals for children who have sensory processing difficulties. This is particularly common in children with autism and plays a factor in many important daily tasks.

Children with sensory issues may:

·      Lack awareness around knowing when they need to use the toilet

·      Feel irritated by the clothing they wear including zips, tags and buttons

·      Sniff everything or complain about smells

·      Be picky or fussy about food, only eat food of certain colours or textures, or they might only eat foods with a particularly strong flavour

·      Be unable to stand certain noises or constantly need to listen to music

·      Wear warm clothes in the summer or cold not feel the cold in winter

·      Not feel much pain or be overreactive to it