Sensory Processing Disorder/Dysfunction & Autism
Autism / Autism Awareness / Beatriz Fox / Parenting / Special Needs

Sensory Processing Disorder/Dysfunction & Autism

Children with sensory processing disorder have difficulty processing information from their senses (touch, smell, taste, vision, and/or hearing) and responding appropriately to that information. They can have one or more senses that either over- or underreact to stimulation. This can cause behavioral problems and inhibit development. Continue reading

Persistent Fixation on Parts of Objects & Autism
Autism / Autism Awareness / Beatriz Fox / Parenting / Special Needs

Persistent Fixation on Parts of Objects & Autism

Some of the early signs of autism are: A lack of or delay in development of spoken language. Repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (e.g., hand-flapping, twirling objects). Little or no eye contact. Lack of interest in peer relationships. Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play. Persistent fixation on parts of objects. Continue reading