At Greater Learning, we often hear parents tell us that their child is bothered by loud noises. While true, a child’s sensitivity to loud noises can unfortunately cause problems in social settings like school, family gatherings or anywhere in public. Noise sensitivity makes it hard for children to remain seated in noisy restaurants, participate in parties, or truly pay attention to what a
teacher is saying. Some children can be so affected they avoid using restrooms in public due to the noise from flushing or hand dryers. (more…)
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Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have trouble accepting an array of tastes, textures and temperatures of foods. As noted in recent studies on the topic, “the estimated prevalence of feeding problems in children with autism has been reported to be as high as 90 percent, with close to 70 percent of children described as selective eaters.” (more…)
Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in America. While symptoms of autism spectrum disorder vary from person to person, a large proportion of those affected also have a dysfunctional sensory system. In fact, 75% of children with autism experience significant symptoms of sensory processing disorder. When exposed to a stimulating environment, children with sensory issues are either under- or over-reactive. Through sensory integration therapy, children improve attention and awareness in order to reduce overall arousal. Sensory integration therapy should be administered by a professional, like those at Greater Learning. However, parents with children that have sensory dysfunction can help their child at home by creating a bedroom. (more…)
Parents often face challenges with meal time for their children. This becomes especially challenging following medical or behavioral challenges. Feeding patterns are established early on in a child’s life. It is important for parents to identify their ideals and establish a routine prior to expecting a child to comply with something that is unrealistic for the family to implement. (more…)