Middletown Centre for Autism, Middletown, Armagh
Autism and Sensory Processing
Sensory Processing generally refers to the ability of an individual to register sensory information, make sense of that information, and to respond to it. This is a complex and fluid process involving all the sensory systems, auditory, gustatory, visual, olfactory, tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular. When sensory processing is working well, an individual’s responses to sensory information are positive and support interaction. However, sensory processing difficulties are quite prevalent in the profiles of children with autism and can affect every aspect of life and development.
This session examines the sensory processing differences frequently associated with autism and will demonstrate how such difficulties impact on learning, leisure activities and choices, social interactions and behaviour at home and in school.
• Develop a basic understanding of some of the sensory processing differences in autism.
• Understand how sensory processing differences can affect the young person’s experience in school and at home.
• Gain knowledge of strategies, which will assist in meeting the young person’s sensory needs.
• Sensory processing difficulties and how they can occur in autism.
• How sensory processing difficulties can present in school and at home.
• How sensory processing difficulties can affect learning and participation in school and at home.
• Some strategies that can be implemented by staff within the school and parents and family members at home
Middletown Centre for Autism
35 Church Street
Middletown Centre for Autism , Middletown , Armagh