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By Olga Bogdashina

Completely revised and up-to-date, this booklet makes a speciality of sensory perceptual difficulties as pointed out by means of contributors at the autism spectrum.

Despite often being pointed out through people with autism as one of many major difficulties they face, sensory perceptual concerns are nonetheless usually ignored by way of pros. the writer covers the sensory perceptual reviews and sensitivities noticeable in autism spectrum stipulations, and the cognitive adjustments because of them. She considers evaluate and intervention, and makes useful suggestions for choosing applicable equipment and strategies to get rid of sensory perceptual difficulties and increase person strengths.

Brought up to date with present learn and the most recent considering on autism, this publication permits lecturers, mom and dad, execs and people with autism totally to appreciate and tackle the troublesome elements of the sensory perceptual changes of individuals with autism spectrum conditions.

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Gradually babies learn to ‘feel self ’ and control their body parts to produce meaningful movements. The baby has to learn how to see, to hear, etc. Thus, vision or hearing means the ability to receive sights or sounds, but this ability does not include comprehending visual images and sounds. We have to learn how to see and hear with meaning. We develop our visual and auditory processing skills and achieve the comprehension through interaction with the environment. Babies are learning how to discriminate different stimuli from a chaos of sounds, shapes, patterns, movements, and in the first months of their lives infants achieve the ability to make fine discriminations between the slightest variations in colour, form, sound, etc.

She generated ideas, exhibited feelings and made judgements. e. experiences caused by stimuli in the environment. The senses operate through specialized sensory organs. Sensory organs, or receptors (organs or cells able to respond to an external stimulus such as light, heat, etc. and transmit signal to a sensory nerve), can be classified into exteroceptive (relating to stimuli produced outside an organism) and interoceptive (relating to stimuli produced within the organism) receptors. Exteroceptive sense organs are divided into distance (or far) senses (vision, hearing, olfaction) and contact (or near) senses (gustation and tactility).

Simultaneously. They may be aware of the information others miss, but the processing of ‘holistic situations’ can be overwhelming. The phenomenon of autistic savants can contribute a lot to the explanation of ‘autistic perception’. Steven Wiltshire, a well-known autistic artist, for example, draws pictures of architectural buildings with minute detail. It has been suggested that this ability is the result of photographic memory that helps hold the whole scene together. Another interesting feature of his drawings is that he could start the picture from any (often insignificant) detail and complete it with ease.

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