Sensory Issues for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sensory Issues for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder


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Understanding sensory issues can be the key to overcoming them. Using this practical guide, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) can begin to understand their sensory difficulties and learn how to create a tailored plan for overcoming specific everyday challenges.

Learn how the senses work and how sensory systems can function differently for people with ASD, leading to sensory perceptual issues. What are the difficulties that can arise at work, college, home, or in public or cyber spaces? Practical strategies and creating a unique 'sensory plan', based on frequently encountered environments and situations, will help any adult with ASD to overcome these sensory difficulties.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849056618
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 02/21/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 349,919
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Diarmuid Heffernan is an ASD consultant who provides services including support and advocacy for people with ASD. Diarmuid also lectures at University College Cork, where he helped create the course for the Diploma in Disability Studies and the Certificate and forthcoming Diploma in Autism Spectrum Studies. He lives just outside Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. The Sensory Systems. 2. Sensory Difference in ASD. 3. The Sense Memory Emotion Paradigm. 4. School and College Spaces. 5. Public, Social and Work Spaces. 6. Private Spaces and the Home. 7. Intimacy and The Senses. 8. Cyber Space. Conclusion. Bibliography.

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