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Sensory Sensitivities

Hyper and Hypo-sensitivities

 

Brains deal well with constant input, and they adapt to regulate these inputs to a comfortable level.  E.g. if you go into a noisy place, your ears will adapt to it.

 

However, spectrum folk who are monoprocessing have senses which switch on and off repeatedly and so they are not getting constant input.  Hence, spectrum folk are likely to experiences sensory information either too strongly (hyper) or too weakly (hypo), or maybe both at different times.  The goal is to balance these out, because:

 

An unbalanced sensory system = loss of calm.

 

Hyper-sensitivity solutions:

 

Sensory Hyper-sensitivity

 

Solution

Light

 

Coloured glasses, sunglasses

Sound

Ear plugs

 

Smell

 

Hold your breath!  Mask with other smells.

Taste

 

Coloured glasses

Touch

 

Educate others not to touch you.

Propriosensory

 

Alexander Technique, special footwear.

Vestibular

 

Vestibular — coloured glasses

 

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