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How to cope with sensory overload. Take a list to the store to focus in on the task at hand. This can help prevent becoming overwhelmed by the options, scents, and sounds when you Hold conversations in the corners of the room or in separate rooms when you’re at. If you notice your child is struggling with overstimulation, suggest that they go to a quiet place and rest. Sometimes it is helpful for your child to read or listen to quiet music in their room with the lights dimmed.

Other times they may just need to cuddle up on the couch next to you. General coping strategies: Prepare yourself for (over)stimulating activities. Take pre-emptive rest before attending a birthday party or theatre show. Even more important Schedule alone time. If you’re easily overloaded, you probably need some quiet time each day to wind down and recharge.

Help your child cope with sensory overload with understanding, not punishment. Often when children are struggling with sensory overload they will act out. Cry, scream, or perform actions in which they should not in the situation. When your child is struggling punishment is not the best course of action. Sensory overload can feel frightening and disorienting, and your child may have no idea how to cope or handle the stress.

Quickly escort your child to a quiet place where they can recover. You may want to set up a calming down corner for this purpose. Avoid placing demands on.

By catching the signs of sensory overload early, you can help your child to self-regulate and possibly prevent a sensory meltdown or having your child go into fight, flight, or freeze mode. Sensory overload is not the same as a sensory meltdown, but it can be the precursor to one. There are other ways you can help your child manage both sensory issues and anxiety.

Discover strategies you can try at home for sensory processing issues. Get a sense of a typical day in the life of a child with sensory issues. And learn the signs of anxiety at different ages. How to Cope with Sensory Overload Anxiety. 1. Know your triggers.

One of the greatest strengths you possess as a highly sensitive person is your ability to sense what negatively affects you 2. Practice self-care. Take care of yourself and cope ahead for situations that you know could to lead to. But treatments, including occupational therapy, may help children and adults who have sensory issues learn to cope with the world around them.

Coping With Overstimulation 1. Take a sensory break. You may feel overwhelmed when surrounded by large groups of people or lots of children. 2. Find a balance. It is important for you to learn your limits and set boundaries, but also not to limit yourself too 3. Set your limits.

When dealing with.

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By understanding the way the sensory problems affect our child we will be able to adjust the environment to make sure it is as sensory friendly as possible and try to avoid sensory overload.

“Managing Family Meltdown: The Low Arousal Approach and Autism” by Linda Woodcock, Andrew Mcdonnell, Andrea Page
from Managing Family Meltdown: The Low Arousal Approach and Autism
by Linda Woodcock, Andrew Mcdonnell, Andrea Page
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009

between 56 Sensory sensory integration therapy helps to calm children that are usually underreactive to sensory stimulation and help build tolerance in children who are overly reactive.

“Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders” by Kristi Gaines, Angela Bourne, Michelle Pearson, Mesha Kleibrink
from Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Kristi Gaines, Angela Bourne, et. al.
Taylor & Francis, 2016

Sensory stimulation and children with physical or sensory impairments We instinctively know the importance of sensory stimulation to the developing child; we dangle bright objects above babies, make silly noises, give them tactile toys to grab and chew.

“Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs: A Practical Guide” by Joanna Grace
from Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs: A Practical Guide
by Joanna Grace
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014

Other children with the disorder seek excessive amounts of vigorous sensory input.

“The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, Third Edition” by Ronald Manual Doctor, Ada P. Kahn, Christine A. Adamec
from The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, Third Edition
by Ronald Manual Doctor, Ada P. Kahn, Christine A. Adamec
Facts On File, Incorporated, 2008

The therapy is designed to reduce the sensory overload by bringing your child’s sensory inputs in line.

“Understanding Autism For Dummies” by Stephen Shore, Linda G. Rastelli, Temple Grandin
from Understanding Autism For Dummies
by Stephen Shore, Linda G. Rastelli, Temple Grandin
Wiley, 2011

To replace these problem behaviors, watch for clues about what type of sensory input your child might need.

“The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders” by Mary Lynch Barbera, Tracy Rasmussen
from The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders
by Mary Lynch Barbera, Tracy Rasmussen
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007

Engage in sensory play with your child and describe what you see, hear, feel, taste, and smell.

“Playing With Purpose” by Emily Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP
from Playing With Purpose
by Emily Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP
Tandem Speech Therapy, PLLC, 2018

These recommendations are designed to help cope with and manage sensory input arising from stimuli such as sound, lighting, physical contact with other people, environmental odors, and visual distractions in environments such as classrooms, playgrounds, cafeterias, auditoriums, or museums.

“Case-Smith's Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents E-Book” by Jane Clifford O'Brien, Heather Kuhaneck
from Case-Smith’s Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents E-Book
by Jane Clifford O’Brien, Heather Kuhaneck
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

sensory integrative therapy, therapy that involves sensory stimulation and adaptive responses to it according to a child’s neurological needs.

“Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions Australian & New Zealand Edition eBook” by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis
from Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions Australian & New Zealand Edition eBook
by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

Especially watch your child as he plays; any irregular response to vestibular input is a cue to seek professional help from a therapist trained in sensory integration.

“Sensory Integration and the Child: Understanding Hidden Sensory Challenges” by A. Jean Ayres, Jeff Robbins, Shay McAtee, Pediatric Therapy Network
from Sensory Integration and the Child: Understanding Hidden Sensory Challenges
by A. Jean Ayres, Jeff Robbins, et. al.
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  • I have come up with a few solutions:
    CNS, like ritalin, helps.
    Using a cream that prevents clothes from brushing.
    Clothing that sits snug.
    Weighted blanket.
    Stretching, since being tight from all the stress inhibits the body’s functions.
    Sun glasses.
    Ear buds.
    What are your strategies?

  • I’m getting slighty sensory overload by your fast paced talking!:D I talk a lot too. Thank you for the video, you’re very sweet. <3 YHWH bless.

  • Not being ashamed of stimming was the greatest thing for me. Stimming is so helpful that I get angry now when people try to teach autistic children not to stim.

  • I grew up in a house where you can hear everything and a father who always watched tv while I did my homework on the dining room table, which, seeing as my house was tiny, the living room, dining room, snd kitchen were all one long room that made up the first floor. so I had to learn to be able to focus despite visual and audible overstimulation. instead of getting rid of stimulation, I just replaced it with familiar stimulation. certain music I know well enough that my brain recognizes it and drowns it out since it’s predictable and not new. once I got the noise out of the way I just forced myself to myperfocus on my work, and I solved my problem. That was my strategy

  • I’m autistic and have SPD
    My oldest has spd and is mostly over stimulated he gets far too much sensory input but my youngest is under stimulated and doesn’t get enough sensory input

  • I just got out of a situation that made my brain shut the rest of the world out so my brain hates information a lot of the time. It doesn’t help that I have to start my coping mechanisms again from scratch. This video really helps

  • Breathing exercises help to relax your sympathetic nervous system, which in turn helps to calm you down. I do Qi Gong (a form of moving meditation). It helps, but I never realized that I had still been in full sensory overload, probably for months now, until I watched your video this morning. I will look up more ways to calm my senses.

    I love the autism community for all that I have learned along the way from everyone. Thanks, Chloe

  • I am sensitive to certain types of motion. I did not like lifts as a child, or trampolines, or that supposedly kid friendly ride with the horses that spun around and went up and down. Absolute terror!

  • Just the idea of scratching concrete makes me cringe, and also hearing my sister whisper under her breath at night, as she often does, especially the S sounds, makes me want to scream. Especially when I ask her to stop, and she just does it quieter, but where I can still hear it, which is honestly worse

  • Do you feel that rocking is comforting? What about artificial light? At University there is a lot artificial light! It feels uncomfortable. I do not have problem with natural light if it’s not too strong, but artificial light is an issue. In every class is extreme strong to me.

  • Your. Dog. Is. Wonderful! �� He gives hugs!
    Thank you for the video, it is also calmer then your others, (which I like ��)
    I’m off for a chilling tea, and cuddles with my bunbun ����☺️

  • I STRUGGLE WITH THIS in at school mostly. I have a diagnosis and am 9. It really does impact my life. Check out my and see what I struggle with. I also do OP at home to help me.

  • Where did you get your sensory wrap? I want one but the full body enclosure ones look like they’d be difficult to get in or ooot of and I don’t have use of my legs. But the one you showed looks doable

  • Wait so, I have anxiety and autism and I have panic attacks but now I’m wondering if the panic attacks and anxiety is just sensory overload?

  • I’ve had several times in my life where I or someone else has wondered if I had autism because of my sensitivity to sound, to light, and to the sensation of touching small objects. I have some stimming behaviors like rocking and hand flapping that have caused me to be mistaken as autistic by people familiar with autism. I also have been criticised by many teachers and later employers for doing physical tasks at too slow of a pace, because planning, remembering the steps, and then completeing the steps of a task just seems to take me longer then average no matter how fast I’m trying to go. I always feel ashamed of these problems because I feel like I should be able to overcome them, because I don’t actually have an autism diagnosis, I have an anxiety diagnosis. That makes me feel like it’s my fault that I’m so overwhelmed because I just need to calm down and then I’ll be fine, but this never seems to work in practice ( the loud noise is still loud and still gives me a headache no matter how much slow breathing I do). I’ve been told that anxiety causes over sensitivity but I don’t actually feel like the problems i just listed are caused by my anxiety, actually the opposite, I think my issues with regulation happen first then they sometimes increase and trigger my anxiety. So I wish spd was an official diagnosis because I feel like it’s hard for me to get people to understand that this is a separate problem that I’m having, and that I have had for my entire life.

  • This was so helpful thank you! I am always so embarrassed to walk around with my headphones and sunglasses on or sit constantly flipping my grounding stone but just hearing you chat about this kind of stuff has made me feel a little more okay with it. Also thank you for showing your compression wrap, I have thought I would find them helpful for a while now but also I get very panicked if I feel trapped so have never really have looked into them thinking they would be ‘trappy’ but this one looks like a snuggley blanket loop so I might look for one like this. Thank you so much:) <3

  • I have sensory overload a lot, especially when I’m at school. Loud whistling is one of my sensory triggers, along with quite a few other noises, so there’s a group of boys in my class at school who make these noises constantly in every class so I’ll have sensory overload. I struggle getting work done for this reason, and I feel like I’m falling behind. I get sent to the pastoral support room when I have a sensory overload, but they just bombard me with questions while I’m trying to calm down and sometimes try to hug me. They know I’m autistic and are meant to know about disabilities, but they just tell me I’m not having a bad sensory overload as I’m not “that autistic” and “Asperger syndrome isn’t real autism”. There’s a sensory room at school but nobody lets me use it. I also used to get punished for having sensory overload in primary school (I was diagnosed aged 6, so the teachers knew I couldn’t help it). I hate school and wish more people would understand my autism.

  • I have Autism and I find that I’m just sensitive to different things from non-autistics, for example Loud noises bother me but I don’t have any allergies like many neurotypicals I know who have food allergies

  • Im gonna explain some things. If you think i have spd tell me

    So with touch, certain textures make me either cringe or feel nauseous. Like for example those 3d cups, the texture even if my finger just strokes it i almost puke. Then i can also feel like a small speck lf dust fall on my arm and it almost feels like someone is pinching me. I have trouble with clothing like i just hate the feel of anything touching my skin. I can never sleep at night because there is always something that is touching my skin.

    Smell there isnt really anything

    Taste, certain tastes and textures of food make me vomit. Like the way tat from me is textured or the liquidness of mac and cheese. Ive stopped eating alot of foods mainly bc of the texture

    And some other things, im sensitive to sound like really loud noises or loud places bother me. Im sensitive to flashing lights they give me massive headaches.

    Tell me what you think.

  • For me sunglasses is also useful in another way. I get stressed keeping eyecontact with those in not super close to (I can literally keep comfortable eyecontact with 2 people) also, I don’t people looking right at me while we’re talking or people using eyecontact to attract attention in order to start a conversation. If I’m wearing sunglasses I can look wherever I want and no one will know, plus, even if people try to look me in the eyes it will not feel as intimate and intrusive as it does otherwise.
    🙂

  • Thanks, you trully helped me. I thought sensory overload is an experience exclusive to myself. I feel v comforted now, thank you ����

  • I found this video so helpful and can relate so much and I don’t know what I would do without your channel.Also can you please do a video on how to cope with loud noises because I am 12 and I need a video on this.

  • Chole, I so needed this today:). I am not Autistic, but today is kind of a “Yuck Day” for me and we all have them. I so LOVE your Dog, Matilda and your Cat Biscuit:)!! I LOVE to cuddle my Cat, Mr. Spratt and Mr. Spratt is really an adorable, loving gentleman cat:)!! Chole, I so LOVE your Bunny Mug too:)!! I too drink Almond Milk because I can not digest actual Cow’s Milk at all. Yes, your video has some important for tips on finding relaxation and peace for a bad day as well as for anxiety. I also like to listen to music from Louis Tomlinson to Elton John to David Lanz to 2002, to David Wahler to David Mauk to Richard Burmer, and more to relax and feel better:). Writing in a journal, drawing, watching fun T.V. shows, and definitely being with animals are key for cheering up as much as calming down:)!! I like to watch recordings on my Boyfriend’s DVR of The Brady Bunch and Peyo’s 1980s Smurfs Cartoons:)!! Thank you Chole for sharing these really good tips:)!!

  • Hi Kati! love you content! I would love if you did a video on audio processing disorder. I was diagnosed with it as kid after showing signs and discovering i had a stroke in utero.

  • My bunny died yesterday and I’m having a bad time I’m stressed and felling like I’m being pushed to a meltdown this video really helped I’m going to have a nice bubbel bath with a bath bomb and candel and watch YouTube witch helps xx

  • Oooooh I’ve never heard of those wraps before!! I realllllly wish I could afford a weighted blanket, that would be amazing. I’m a big chunky chick too so I’d need a really heavy one which is more expensive. Uurgh.

  • I have Tourette’s Syndrome and from that I have Sensory Processing Disorder (I also have a ton of comorbidities but that’s not really the subject of the video is it), touch is extremely heightened for me, sounds seem louder to me than everyone around me reacts to them (it could be anxiety idk), and I absolutely hate mushy or slimy textures. Too much stimuli will send me into an anxiety attack or I’ll end up exhausted, it really just depends on the exposure time. The example that I always give is going to the supermarket. I can hear the lights overhead as well as whatever music is being piped in plus any announcements, people talking all around me, I have to deal with the freezer section on my left side and it being normal temp aisles on my right. Temperature is a big stimulus for me, idk if anyone else has to deal with it. This plus my tics and anxiety make it a very exhausting trip

  • Hi Chloe remember you went to Ceres primary school it’s me sienna the girl that said she had ADHD remember you talked about your story

  • This is really important to know in child psychology. I had a debilitating case of spd as a child and nobody really knew what was wrong with me.

  • I’ve scoured amazon and cannot find any compression or sensory wraps that aren’t for kids…. can you please send a link to the one you have?

  • I am overwhelmed by what I hear because I have extraordinary hearing. I have discovered that music is better than too many people talking. Also, I try to identify all the sounds around me.

  • Interesting. I’ve always described my sensory overload as being drunk and why would anyone want to drink… Even though I’ve never been drunk because I don’t think I’d be able to handle that and alcohol doesn’t appeal to me anyway (chocolate soy milk on the other hand, gimme!)

  • I’m doing well with my autism now because I’ve learned to live with it finally. When I go anywhere like school or family visit, was it two hours or over night, I always bring my headphones, earplugs, tablet, sunglasses and maybe something to sew/crochet/knit. My fidget is to do crafts with my hands. People always seem weirded out because I have to carry a bag but it’s my emergency kit. If I don’t have them and something happens, I may not be able to control myself and hurt somebody mentally.

    I have realised now in summer that I’m really light sensitive outside the house. I use sunglasses with a large hat but still my eyes hurt and I get easily migraines. I still have to get my dog to walks so I can’t hide inside. Do you have any suggestions how to help it?

  • Thank you Chloe for all your insights:)!! I just wish that you would have been born sooner because I think I might have understood my Old Boyfriend from High School who was in my L.D. Class as well as who has Autism and is now a Psychologist a little bit better:). And you are so right about “a racing heart”. Although I do not have Autism, I can get some anxiety over my physical pain and this Covid-19 is very overwhelming, but I think I would like to try those “breathing exercises”:). Any how, Chloe I am sending much love your way <3:)!! I pray that You and all of Your Family stays safe and stays well:)!! I also pray that the kindness you show for animals comes back to you:)!! I LOVED the video on your Horses and I shared them with my Friends and Family:)!!

  • I think I have sensory overloads. Sometimes loud music or things being too close to me hurts my eyes I begin to get very irritable and my nerves go on the fritz. My eyes (near my retina i presume) start to feel very irritated and I have to cover them hard or rub them. Is this a sensory overload?

  • Upon watching this I realise I’m having a sensory overload day. I want to cry xD Tips came at just the right time!! Time to make a cup of tea and have a rest day.

  • “Autistic Burrito” I am still laughing, but that is such a good comparison. Love this video, such good tips. You are so insightful and full of knowledge! I admire how you get on with life and wish you all the best. Watching your videos has helped me so much with dealing with people. I work in a customer facing position and I meet a lot of people with special needs, and watching your videos has helped me deal with them and meet their needs and not be condescending or talk down to them or get annoyed.

  • I experience sensory overloadthrough mostly it’s through touch so when I’m in bed and like my blankets are too light and I start to feel like anxietysuch or if I’m sitting in a chair in my hairs on my face the wrong way then I start to feel anxious.

  • I’m having to give up my weighted blanket (to an autistic relative). Thought I’d really like it; however, as a kid, because I wouldn’t nap, my mother would nap with me and wrap me in her arms so I wouldn’t get up and so I was trapped and wide awake. The blanket made me feel trapped. Just throwing that out there for other autistic people who have been overly restrained and have trouble with restraints.

  • I have another suggestion to help with sensory overload: If you already know it’s going to be a bad day, wear clothing that’s comfortable to you. For me that means tight clothing, because it provides pressure, sometimes even wristwarmers for the same reasons. I also put my hair up so that it doesn’t bother me and put on my favorite perfume, because smells really comfort me. Of course this is different from person to person, but I feel like those things can make a great impact.

  • I don’t know if i have one of these but like certain things bother me so myh where it makes me have a mini tantrum and cry even tho its not that big. Example: the bedsheet you put around your mattress, if its even the slightest bit wrinkly i get extremely mad and tear it off and it feels like just something inside of me is just ARURYDHKSUDUSB and it feels like something inside of me like a feeling sinks down inside me and then i start crying. There is also another This one is very hard to describe, but ill try, ill be doing something and ill blink with one eye and then it doesn’t feel even so i do the other and this continues for like an hour. Then ill have this urge to move my fingers against the table or to press down and break something even though i don’t want to and its very hard to control and makes me so frustratedand I usually cry about it because i have no one to tell me why im like this and it just URGH ��

  • When I was really little my mum took me to the doctor. She told him about things that had been strange in my behaviour, and he told my mum I most likely had Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID). I experience a lot of problems in my life, school is a lot to handle for me because of my hypersensitivity. I find myself having to sit down, close my eyes and block my ears and just concentrate on my breathing. I have also never been able to wear denim, it was so uncomfortable for me it kind of felt like sandpaper. But I have problems wearing any clothing, the little fibres just rub against my skin and tickle me and make me extra itchy. I also experience hyposensitivity, which can make finding the right balance of stimuli really difficult. I haven’t got any treatment for it, and I likely won’t ever. At this stage the treatment would be incredibly difficult to implement in my life and I really can’t afford it anyway. I just wish that I could do work online, because there’s just so much happening face-to-face and all my reactions and trying to calm myself, I tire myself out and then it just gets harder to do any of my work.

  • I am a woman who has been traumatized severely as a baby and child and needs to get used to touch. will occupational therapy help with this?

  • I never realized it until now but when I was at comic con I really liked wearing my dad’s steampunk goggles. They made everything look darker and tinted blue. I get overloaded pretty easily and for some reason, those goggles allowed me to stay present and in the moment longer then I am usually able.

  • BTW, I use both my eyes and I walk over people. I have a delay between what I see I need to do and stopping forward movement. However, if my focus is on moving through a crowd (like a game), I have no trouble. I just can’t walk and think of anything else at the same time. Yeah, it’s like not being able to chew gum and walk at the same time. So having an eye that doesn’t work may not be the only cause of walking into and over everything around you.

  • My underwear/junk/shirt/and oh oh oh my HAIR!!! Just bothers the heck out of me! Pants doesn’t really bother me all the time, keep in mind I’m 16… My sensory issue is touch in a way if I don’t adjust me junk or shirt my nerves just go numb and kinda tickle and yes, I have a touch of autism, and ADHD…coffee doesnt work on me m8! The junk is the worse. Junk = groin oh yeah and rice chocks me pretty much and some textures of food make me through up… And finally scratching/feeling certain materials make me go all numb shiver and yikes!

  • As for light, I can’t remember if you mentioned this so sorry if you did��❤️ Caps help me tremendously. They can be really effective if the sun isn’t too low on the sky.

  • Rather than kick out hundreds of dollars on sound canceling headphones, I use a simpler method. I use an MP3 player and ear buds playing soft quiet music and then put on ear protection headset. (“Pro For Sho” are good for up to 34 db and are only $16 US). The quiet music acts like “white noise” and cancels any sound that may get through the headset. Without the quiet music, I still hear too much. With Aspergers, my Executive Functions are totally screwed up. As such, I have no “filters”. I am there for very uninhibited and have no problem wearing my sound protection anywhere in public. I also have no concerns at all about stimming. I carry an Infinity Block and use it openly. (most people seem mesmerized by it!) When I need to stim,…..I just go ahead and stim! I feel my mental health is more important than people’s opinions.

  • I was Born with sensory issues I Can’t stand loud sounds I Don’t like loud sounds if the TV is 20% or 30% volume it’s a knee jerk response is to plug or to cover my ears

  • A lot of these things sound like things I’ve always had. And when she said the thing about a sensitivity to light it caught in my mind. IDK how to explain it but…it’s bad.

  • Hello! I’m in a master’s program at Loyola University and I’m interested in learning more about the 4 types of SPD. Can you send me some of your sources on this information? Thank you:)

  • I’m not trying to get attention but I think I might have sensory processing disorder, I am 11 years old and I have ADD or ADHD I don’t remember which one. Sometimes I can’t help but shout things or twitch or whatever but thats not the point. Sometimes i’ll yell or something whenever I hear certain noises but maybe it’s just me being weird but I am sensitive to certain wool or when someone scratches a certain textures it makes the back of my neck feel weird.

  • I noticed that you are left handed and OMG I swear all left handed people all have the same handwriting! My best friend and I are both lefties and our writing is identical to yours!

  • Sensory overload controls my life. It’s so painful to the point where I can’t watch tv, listen to sounds, tolerate light or even use my phone. I use powerful herbals which I cannot function without. Without my medicine, I physically and biologically cannot tolerate these stimuli. I have witnessed within myself an imbalance between excitatory & inhibitory neurotransmission.

  • I’ve been told I have sensory processing issues because when I go in the cinema or there’s a loud noise I just uncontrollably start screaming or running away also I am very fussy and hate fruit not the taste just the look and texture. I hate labels and having wet clothes or being wet when I’m not swimming and if I find a hole in my clothes I straight away take them off once I had a tiny hole in my tights and even though it was really cold I took them off for the day

  • I have trouble with background sounds and smacking/eating sounds it hurts I also tend to gravitate to touching things and chew things when stressed.

  • When I’m in social situations it’s hard to make eye contact, it stresses and distracts me when trying to talk..also when I make others laugh I get nervous and feel pressure…what is going on?

  • I have ASD and I’m in high school. They banned headphones sadly and I need them sometimes at school. Mainly when doing bookwork and the other kids are loud. I sneak in open ended headphones to school and they don’t entirely help. I also rock myself but not in public.

  • I become ill for hours when I overload. It’s so hard to live any kind of decent life everywhere is so noisy. I also have hyperacusis. This all started with a brain injury. A hearing therapist is working to help me. She had told me that using headphones or earplugs on s regular basis will make things worse. The only thing that helps is to cut out as much stimulation as possible. That’s what my brain injury charity advises me. My life is so lonely and narrow now. I can’t even be in groups of people as the talking gets me overloaded.

  • thank you so much chloe, you have such a joyful personality and watching your videos make me feel happy. thank you for being you ����

  • Thanks for giving occupational therapists a shout out! We are the experts on recognizing and treating SPD. It’s what I do daily with all of my clients. It was an OT that first widely pioneered the term in the early 90s.

  • I don’t believe I have autism and I have some form of sensory processing disorder due to anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Every ache and pain in my body is exemplified and it’s almost like my body is ruling over me as I go throughout my day and my thoughts immediately go to this is a fatal condition over every little ache and pain most people are able to ignore.

  • I am autistic I love you Inspire me you’re my idol you teach me love me and my autism i adore you please reply my name is Gidget I love you so much ❤️

  • Turns out I do this stuff without even knowing it’s my “calm down” ritual:) Though for me my “calm” music is metal and fresh air is my way of flushing through my system as I’m a Pagan. But I find if I’m not doing these things, I’m constantly irritable and on edge…