Every moment of the day, everyone of us takes in sensory information from our body and the world around us. Are we bothered by certain sounds, the feel of clothing, a bit clumsy, disorganised or anxious as a result? Understanding sensory processing helps us define what our own sensory thumbprint looks like. Whether we are on the autistic spectrum and want to know more about how we are, or want to be a more calm and confident parent, or be more skilled in managing individuals that we work with, supporting our senses can make such a difference and lead to a healthier life!
How can the processing of the seven senses be affected?
Clumsy or constantly on the go?
Love spinning, head upside down or get car sick?
Hate toothbrushing or always needing to touch things?
Need to wear sunglasses often or lose the place easily when reading?
Difficulties tuning in to what people are saying or hands held over ears?
Gustation and Olfaction
Is eating a massive issue, or shopping in certain shops?
“This has been the best course I've been on. It helps your whole family, not just your child." "Everyone who works with children with special needs needs to do this course.”
Mother of a child with autism and classroom assistant
“The change in our boys has been immense for such a short time putting your teaching into practice. I owe you so much. Thank you! Thank you!”
A.S. and family
“I feel a lot more confident with my son because I can now link his behaviour to a problem and deal with this. I feel closer to him emotionally and he is with me. His need to touch everything has decreased, his attention and concentration levels have increased, most of all his self-care skills. ”