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Sensory Sensitivity and Autism

Many people on the autism spectrum appear to sense the world in different ways to other people. Some seem to be hypersensitive and some appear to be hyposensitive..

They misinterpret everyday sensory information, such as touch, sound, and movement. So some individuals may find certain sounds or colours disturbing, while other individuals may not even hear the sound or notice the colour at all.

Alternative terms

Some people use the term Sensory Processing Disorder or (SPD) or Sensory Integration Dysfunction to describe sensory sensitivity.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Network, describes SPD as follows:

' a complex disorder of the brain. People with SPD misinterpret everyday sensory information, such as touch, sound, and movement. This can lead to behavioral problems, difficulties with coordination, and many other issues.'

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Related Pages

Quick link:
http://www.researchautism.net/sensory-sensitivity
Updated
25 Oct 2017