I have long been a believer that no one therapy, and no one therapist can do it “all”. This has become even clearer to me as I have worked with both speech and music therapists in treating children with deficits in social skills.
As occupational therapists we are acutely aware that individuals with various learning disabilities, including autism, are often extremely sensitive to noise and that sensory overload is common. These persons tend to often react to even the most minimal of stimuli as if they were being bombarded with multiple stimuli.
Why does this happen and what can we do to help these individuals modulate their reactions? Read the rest of this entry →