Category Archives: The Sensory Jungle

Picking And Staph

A lot of kids – and adults – with autism have issues with picking.  By this I mean picking at scabs, bug bites, or even healthy skin.  Continually.  Sometimes even to the point of developing recurring staph infections. But nobody … Continue reading

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Finding One Thing

This weekend, I was reminded of a trick we used to employ while out hiking. Mmmm.  Hiking.  Our family loves to hike… but Florida heat doesn’t always oblige.  Since the temperatures have started dropping – just a little, but enough … Continue reading

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Difficulties With Sound

For some children with Asperger’s Syndrome, sound presents a challenge.  Sometimes this is because it’s a sensory issue, and sometimes it’s because the child has not tuned in yet to the world around him or her.  It can also be … Continue reading

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Torture By Hair

Haircuts. They seem like normal, everyday things.  Everyone needs to get the odd trim now and then, and here, in the Florida heat, it’s particularly important. But to our sensitive children, a haircut is not a tedious necessity.  It’s torture-by-hair. … Continue reading

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Downtime

Everyone needs time to recover from a long, stressful day at work or school.  We take that for granted.  But do some days require more rest than others?  Do some people require more recovery time than others? At work, we … Continue reading

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Adventures in Food

Our parents actually know stuff.  It’s amazing. My mother very wisely introduced a food strategy that I adore.  Instead of having us clean the plate or any of that, she only had everyone sample each food.  Just a taste, she’d … Continue reading

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Tactile Sensitivity: Ack, Get It Off!

Itchy, uncomfortable shirts with giant tags that rub and irritate the neck.  Tight, awkward pants that bunch up and leave creases on the skin. For people struggling with a heightened tactile sense, this can be how they feel every day … Continue reading

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