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Auditory Sensitivity

Posted on 2 March, 2020 at 5:15


Have you got a little Horton? One who hears every little thing and is perhaps too sensitive to sounds? My 3 top tips for auditory sensitivity:

 

1. Prepare your child when known triggers will occur in a day. This can be done verbally or with a visual schedule. Please do so well in advance!

 

2. Explore various strategies (with your child if possible) before you need it. These can include palm size picture cards of your child's favourite calming strategies to choose from when feeling anxious about noise, noise cancelling earphones or headphones, earplugs, heavy and deep muscle work before being exposed to noise, etc.

 

3. Use white noise. The soft humming of a fan, waterfall sounds, soft classical music, or even white noise apps may work better for your child because it helps to mask sounds that trigger or cause distress.

 

When in doubt, talk to your Occupational Therapist to guide you.

 

#DrSeussBirthday #HearingAwarenessWeek #SensoryIntegration #AuditorySensitivity


 

-Image of Dr Seuss' book obtained from

Iced Tea アイスティー: Horton Hears a Who and Japan

 

-Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

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