AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

Sensory Processing - Unusual Experiences

Individuals with Autism may be:

OVER SENSITIVE (Hypersensitive)

autism spectrum disprderSound (hearing)

Noise heightened or distorted.

autism spectrum disprderSight (vision)

Distorted vision, images fragmented or appearing to move.

autism spectrum disprderSmell

Certain smells overpowering, often causing a feeling of nausea.

autism spectrum disprderTouch

Uncomfortable and often painful sensation.

autism spectrum disprderTaste

Sensitive taste buds. Flavours overpowering and certain textures causing discomfort.

 

frustration

UNDER SENSITIVE (Hyposensitive)

autism spectrum disprderSound (hearing)

Non responsive to certain sounds.

autism spectrum disprderSight (vision)

Environment or objects may lose some features.

autism spectrum disprderSmell

Unaware of extreme or distinctive smells.

autism spectrum disprderTouch

High pain threshold, often holding others too tightly.

autism spectrum disprderTaste

Craving for strong flavours or certain textures in foods.