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Sensory features are a part of the diagnostic criteria for individuals on the autism spectrum. Understanding these sensory features and how to support individuals on the autism spectrum who have a negative experience related to sensory features is important and can help guide interactions.
While there are several variations of terms to describe sensory features and different patterns of sensory features, in these handouts, we will discuss three types: hyper-reactive, hypo-reactive, and sensory integration. The first portion of ASSIST will define these terms and introduce the seven senses.
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