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ASD - Sensory
We usually think that we have 5 senses; touch, taste, smell, sight and sound.
However, we also have 2 others:
Vestibular - this is about balance
Proprioception - this is to do with body awareness, for example where we are in relation to our surroundings.
These senses give our body information that our brain processes all the time. Processing everyday sensory information can be difficult for autistic people. Any of their senses may be over (feel too much)- or under (don’t feel enough)-sensitive, or both, at different times.
These sensory differences can affect how they feel and act and can affect a person’s life.