Loading posts...
Autism and Supertaste  – Tasty? Or Nasty?
View

Autism and Supertaste – Tasty? Or Nasty?

Has your child always been a picky eater?  Does he stick to a few bland foods?  Or push strong foods away - or even gag on them?  Or detest bubbly drinks – and even some sweets?   If so there is a good chance that he is ‘hyper’sensitive; perceiving tastes and ...
Autism and ‘Hypersmell’ – Can You Smell That?
View

Autism and ‘Hypersmell’ – Can You Smell That?

Did your child fight at the breast? Does he get upset or retreat when some people approach him - seemingly without reason? Or avoid certain places – even when they are quiet? If so it is possible that he suffers from ‘nose pollution’ (an extreme hypersensit...
Autism and Tactile ‘White Noise.’  Uncomfortable Feelings?
View

Autism and Tactile ‘White Noise.’ Uncomfortable Feelings?

Does your child scratch himself frantically at times? Or suddenly seem to get the shivers? Or perhaps have an unexpected outburst of hitting or slapping himself? In The Ultimate Stranger in the 1970s the late Dr Delacato described tactile 'white noise.' The...
Autism and Hypo-tactility – Touchy Feely
View

Autism and Hypo-tactility – Touchy Feely

Does your child enjoy being hugged?  Or like a ‘rough and tumble?’ Are you puzzled because he insists on contorting himself? And doesn’t cry when hurt? Or does his behavior simply distress you – perhaps because he hits or bites himself? If so it is likely that...
Autism and Touch – The Princess and the Pea
View

Autism and Touch – The Princess and the Pea

Did your baby arch away from you when you held her or tried to feed her? Or your toddler rush away to avoid that hug? Does she hate to have her hair combed or brushed? Or does she insist on wearing the same clothes time and again - or take them off at every op...
Autism and Central Auditory Processing Disorder – Lost in Translation!
View

Autism and Central Auditory Processing Disorder – Lost in Translation!

Does your toddler mispronounce words, confuse similar sounding words or say 'what?' time and again? Does he get very restless when stories are read, preferring to watch a video or do a puzzle? Or do you have an older child who dislikes anyone talking (even ...
Autism and other Auditory Differences – Do You Hear What I Hear?
View

Autism and other Auditory Differences – Do You Hear What I Hear?

 Is your child terrified by loud noises? Does he speak in a rather unusual way – perhaps very quietly or too loudly or in a monotone? Or is his speech and language delayed? Apart from hyperacusis there are several other auditory problems that can give rise to...
Autism and Hyperacusis – The Torment of Sound
View

Autism and Hyperacusis – The Torment of Sound

Does your child ever block his ears or suddenly run away? Or become very agitated and upset at mealtimes or in noisy situations. Or simply refuse to enter a building or go into the garden? If so the clue to his behavior probably lies in the sensory differences...