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ABA Therapy and Why Wont My Child Hug Me

Hypersensitive Autism, ABA Therapy and Why Wont My Child Hug Me

 ABA Therapy for autism helps children overcome hypersensitivity.

It is difficult for moms and pops of autistic children to understand why their child is reluctant to give hugs. If you are mystified and tormented by this characteristics there is hope. We’ll show you a story where a child was able to overcome hypersensitive behaviors stemming from autism and begin to feel the joy of life through ABA therapy. Then we’ll discuss hypersensitity and why a child may not with to hug their parents.

The story is about Aidan and Jane Callaghan of the West Australian relates it.

Then, around 12 months, Aidan changed. The few words he had mastered disappeared slowly. The last word I remember him saying was “Dash” (our dog), then Dash became D and then it was gone. The laughter stopped, his eyes dimmed and he stopped responding to his name. He didn’t acknowledge the existence of family members, it was as though he had entered a waking coma…

Autism affects a child’s ability to understand non-verbal communication, form relationships and develop language, among other things.

Children with autism can be hypersensitive to stimulus the rest of us take for granted or don’t even notice.

Now after fours months of daily sessions with two remarkable ABA therapists, Aidan can’t wait to go to therapy. His face lights up when he sees his therapists. He loves to learn and he learns quickly. And the laughter has returned. Captain Smiley is still in there, we just have to help him come out.

Government-funded therapy for autism in WA is under strain, with long waiting lists and too many children “falling through the gaps”. With the rate of autism rising to epidemic proportions, we need as many therapy providers as possible.

Read more on the story of Aidan at http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/13774361/how-captain-smiley-got-his-laugh-back/

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Autistic children hypersensitive to sound or light react in fear.

Many children with autism spectrum disorders will suffer from problems in sense perseption.
There are two significant groups of sensory problems autistic children face.

Hyposensitivity – Occurs when the child is “under-sensitive” to any stimuli. They may show difficulty using senses to process information.

Hypersensitivity – Is prevelant when the child’s sensory awareness is too acute, such a light being too bright. That would be an expample of Hypervision. This can cause a disturbance or frighten a child. Being unable to communicate what the source of the disturbance is a child may begin to act out.

Hypersensitive hearing is amplified sounds. Imagine a constant jackhammer when your trying to sleep in and feel their annoyance. Or in more extreme cases sounds may be frightening. Hypersensitivity to sound came make sleep difficult therebye affecting health and mood. When children are annoyed by sound you may witness them covering thier ears often. Sometimes if you see them humming or making sounds trying to drown out the noise.

Hypersensitive to touch or hypertactility is another form of hypersensitivity. Ever wonder why a child does not want to be hugged? Maybe its not because they don’t feel for you but because feeling you hurts? Observe what your child touches just before any outbursts to determine if they suffer from this sort of hypersensitivity.

Hypersensitive to food? Being hypersensitive to taste and smell causes one to have trouble eating. As a consequence they are forced to stick to a very rigid diet. Rich foods may even make them vomit. There are many dieters who wish they could turn this characteristic on and off. Unfortunately for the autistic you can’t.

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