Tuesday Tip – Responding to Sensory Information
We all respond to sensory information differently. That means we may be more sensitive or less sensitive to sensory input (sound, touch, taste, etc.) than others. Think about the teenager who likes the music loud and the parent who wants it quieter. Although there are variations in the neurotypical population, there are a significantly higher number of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders who experience sensory differences. It is important to discover the individual “sensory profile” of students. Many things that we call behavior problems may actually have a link to sensory issues.