Autism Symptoms ~ Sensory Issues by Craig Kendall/TEACHING CHILDREN with AUTISM

Caroline’s Commentary:

Here is some more information about sensory issues by Craig Kendall and what you can do to alleviate the problem of extreme sensitivity in children.  In terms of teaching children who are sensitive try to minimize noise and bright lights in and around the classroom.  Providing one on one tutoring will help them learn.

Autism Symptoms in Children – Sensory Issues by Craig Kendall

What are some of the most common autism symptoms in children? Sensory issues. What are sensory issues? Sensory issues are when your child has all his senses turned to high. In other words, he is overly sensitive to noise, smells, lights, crowds, touch, and so on.

How does this autism symptom in children present itself? A child with autism who is sensitive to noise may scream in a crowd, cover his ears, or generally look agitated. He may not be able to concentrate in the classroom because of all the noise. He may get especially agitated at unexpected noises, such as fire alarms, fire trucks, sirens, and so on. The noise from a coffee grinder may even be enough to cause a meltdown (yelling and screaming.)

How to Minimize the Effect of These Autism Symptoms in Children

In these situations, you might try to only bring your child with autism to environments that will be reasonably quiet…when possible…and prepare him for the noise when this is not. iPods or earplugs, or both, can work wonders in this situation to minimize the effects of these autism symptoms. Continue reading “Autism Symptoms ~ Sensory Issues by Craig Kendall/TEACHING CHILDREN with AUTISM”

Sensory Overload experienced by Autistic Children by Caroline F. Butson/TEACHING CHILDREN with AUTISM

Because these children have a highly sensitive metabolism they may have a tendency to become overwhelmed by large groups of people, large classrooms, noise, and emotion. When they are feeling overwhelmed or overstimulated they can either withdraw further within themselves and from the outer world or become hyperactive, out of control or have an emotional meltdown.
Hugging or holding them can feel uncomfortable or even painful for them if they are highly sensitive to touch or energy.

Here is a video that simulates sensory overload.


Sensory Challenges faced by Autistic Children By Caroline Butson/TEACHING CHILDREN with AUTISM

Autistic children often have heightened sensitivity to touch, sound, smell and light due mainly to an extremely sensitive metabolism. It is important to be aware of this when trying to teach the autistic child.  The more you can pay attention to their learning environment and make a few adjustments the better.  It is sometimes simple to make a few adjustments and sometimes it requires more effort on your part but it will be well worth your while and make teaching less stressful for you and for your student.

Parents, choose clothing with natural fibres such as cotton, hemp, linen, rayon or any mixture of these fabrics.  In cool conditions choose sweaters and coats made from polar fleece or alpaca wool instead of sheep’s wool which may be scratchy and irritate sensitive skin.  Scarves made with pashmina wool are warmer and softer than acrylic ones and they are inexpensive too.  Comfortable loose-fitting clothing that allows them freedom of movement is important to be aware of too.






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How to be Sensory Smart in Sending your Child Back to School with Lindsey Biel/Teaching Children with Autism

Caroline’s Commentary;

Here is an informative interview with occupational therapist, Lindsey Biel.  Children with autism often have extreme sensitivity and are easily overstimulated so starting a new school year can be overwhelming  for them Here are some very helpful suggestions for you to ease the stress of sending your autistic child back to school.  How do you prepare your student or child to start school?


Crystal and Indigo Children By Rebecca Jenkins/Teaching Children with Autism

Caroline’s Commentary;

Many children diagnosed with autism are in fact Indigo or Crystal (Rainbow) Children.  It would be helpful to understand that these children are highly intelligent and gifted although they may be delayed in other areas such as speech.What are your thoughts about indigo and autistic?..Caroline

Indigo Children
Indigo children are teenagers and young adults. They are naturally intuitive, perceptive, and sensitive. Many of them are psychic, creative and although they don’t usually do well in school, they seem to “know” everything. Unfortunately most Indigo’s are diagnosed with ADHD and put on medications to control their hyperactivity and attention deficit. Sadly when they are medicated they lose their unique personality traits and spiritual gifts. They do have trouble focusing and need to channel their energy into their passion and gifts. They do not do well in the traditional educational system, they do not conform well and have a rebellious spirit.

These kids have strong personalities and are warrior spirits here to pave the way for the new world. They are “system busters” and here to quash systems without integrity that are not ethical and productive such as our current governmental, educational, and healthcare systems. To do that they need to have hot tempers and fierce determination. If you are the parent of an Indigo, like I am, your job has probably not been easy. You can throw out the rulebooks when it comes to parenting an Indigo. They definitely have minds of their own and like to be in control.

Many of these kids are gifted and will be our future artists and healers they just need help focusing their energy and finding a creative outlet. They have extremely strong bonds with children, animals, and nature. They connect easily with the spirit realm and sense spirits and angels. They are sensitive to energies and it is not unusual for them to have the need to shower often. They can be extremely messy and disorderly because they have a difficult time focusing. They have personalities that are bigger than life and because of their sensitivities it is easy for them to fall into addictive behavior. Their brains functions differently and theses kids are actually wise beyond their years and misunderstood. We have a lot we can learn from these special and gifted kids.

Indigo Children are very responsive to love and love others very much. They are open, non-judgemental and love without prejedice. They see the beauty in others. They know what is right, have strong convictions and beliefs, and will stand up for them. If they feel they are unfairly disciplined, they will stand up to the parent or authority figure. Fighting for what they believe is right is a common trait of Indigos. These kids are here to teach us the basics of true unconditional love.

Crystal Children
The crystal children are the children usually born since the year 2000. In contrast to the Indigo children, these children are loving and peaceful spirits, incredibly gifted and natural healers. They radiate love! The first thing you will notice about a Crystal child is their eyes, large, deep, and penetrating. They are extremely kind and sensitive. These children are connected to the spiritual realm, many of them see and talk to angels, they are usually picky eaters preferring healthy foods, fruits and vegetables. They prefer whole foods of the earth over junk food. Of course they will indulge ice cream and treats too, they are children!

Many of them have delayed speech patterns and many are diagnosed with autism. They have the ability to communicate telepathically and can do quite well. These children are extraordinarily gifted, many child geniuses are being born in this group. They are multi-talented, creative and our future healers. Many Crystal Children have the gift of healing even as a child. They are so full of love and have such pure hearts that their mere presence on earth lifts the vibration and helps us to raise consciousness. Crystal Children have more activated DNA strands than adults. It’s not uncommon for Crystal Children to be fascinated with crystals and rocks. Crystal children intuitively know about the magical properties of crystals and how to use them for healing. Continue reading “Crystal and Indigo Children By Rebecca Jenkins/Teaching Children with Autism”