Sensory Seekers vs. Sensory Avoiders
Did you know there are autistic people who are sensory seekers or sensory avoiders?
Sensory seekers are those who look to stimulate his/her five senses. Sensory seekers are under responsive with sensory that they seek sensory input. On the other hand, sensory avoiders are those who retreat from the world and/or appear overly emotional/anxious who then avoids experiences. Sensory seekers have over sensitivity to sensory more than an average person that they avoid any form of sensory input. Here is a visual between sensory seekers and sensory avoiders:
Image Credit: Autism Dietitian
People are probably thinking...What are some sensory interventions for autistic people? Here ware some interventions for families, educators, professionals, etc., can use for autistic people:
Toys and Fidgets
Modify lighting and sound
Do you have any questions about sensory seekers and avoiders? Share your thoughts in the comments section!