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S is for Senses and Social Skills Training

Senses – Sometimes people on the spectrum can have heightened senses. Sometimes an individual on the spectrum could have difficulty with sensory integration, this is when the brain has trouble organizing information that is gathered through the senses.

Synesthesia – This is a related phenomenon that sometimes occurs for people on the spectrum. It is characterized by someone attributing one sense to what would commonly be recognized by another. The most common are hearing musical tones that invoke seeing colors or movement and perceiving colors or textures linked to letters of the alphabet.

Social Skills Training – One breakthrough that is helping many people on the spectrum is social skills training. While it is not inherent for some individuals to recognize what body language or facial expressions mean it can be taught to them. Other hints in day to day relationships such as eye contact, not interrupting, and two sided conversation are also commonly taught.