8. An Electric Jolt to the Senses
Unusual reactions to sensory stimulation is not uncommon for a child with ASD.
A child who is overly sensitive to stimulation may react strongly to textures, being touched, loud sounds, or specific tastes and smells.
A child who has underresponsive reactions may not feel pain or may create stimulation by rocking back and forth, spinning around, or rubbing and pushing things to her skin.