4.Sensory processing issues:
Children with autism may experience difficulty with sensory processing, making it hard for them to interact with the world around them. These difficulties can manifest in a variety of ways, such as being overly sensitive or under-sensitive to certain textures, sounds, or lights.
An individual with autism may be particularly sensitive to certain fabrics or foods, refusing to wear certain clothing or eat certain foods. They may also be disturbed by sounds that are not loud to others, such as vacuum cleaners or sirens, and may cover their ears or become distressed in response. Bright lights, such as fluorescent lights, may also cause agitation in some individuals with autism.
On the other hand, some children with autism may crave certain types of sensory input, seeking out certain sensations. They may engage in self-stimulating behaviors, such as flapping their hands or spinning in circles. They may also be drawn to certain types of textures, such as sand or water, and may constantly touch or rub objects.
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