Does your child have sensory challenges that they deal with at school or at home?
Sometimes, if a child is experiencing either too little or too much sensory input in a situation they become dysregulated. This may look like a behavior problem like disobedience, or hyperactivity.
However, what they may really need is some support or accommodation to help them better manage their sensory overload or seeking.
42 Accommodations For Common Challenges Faced By Kids With Autism
There are many accommodations and adaptations that help with these common challenges faced by kids with sensory needs.
You can use this post as a quick reference guide to finding solutions for common challenges faced by kids with autism and ADHD, based on the problem you’re having.
You will find products, tools, activities, and other resources listed under each problem below. These solutions aim to improve sensory integration and coping skills at school and at home.
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Common Challenges Faced By Kids With Autism, And Their Solutions
If your child…can’t sit still, try:
If your child … gets upset about loud noises and covers their ears, try:
If your child … Chews on their sleeves or other non-food items, try:
If your child … jumps and crashes into everything and acts rough, try:
If your child … melts down easily, try:
If your child … struggles to tie their shoes or put them on the right feet, try:
If your child … struggles with hair pulling or skin picking, try:
If your child … has a difficult time making transitions (big or small), try:
If your child … has trouble with gross motor skills, try:
If your child … has trouble with fine motor skills try:
Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher, coach, etc. if there is a kid in your life with sensory needs, save this list so you can reference it later.
These are all common challenges faced by kids with autism and I think we all go through at least one of these things at some point or another.
There are no one-size-fits-all solutions, but hopefully from these options, you find something that works for you.
Got a problem that I didn’t cover here? Let me know in the comments and I will tell you what I think could help.