Temple Grandin – My Sensory Based Life DVD
Author(s): Temple Grandin
One in six children in the U.S. have sensory issues to the degree that they impede their ability to concentrate and learn. Virtually every child on the autism spectrum has at least one sensory issue which creates problems for them. When they can’t express the problem they’re having verbally, there’s only one way they can express themselves: through their behavior.
Because of her personal experiences with sensory issues, Temple considers sensory dysfunction to be one of the most major problems for children on the autism spectrum, and one of the least understood. She explains not only the various ways parents, teachers, and professionals can identify sensory issues through resulting behaviors, but she also focuses on some of the most recent sense-related scientific research that will help many children on the spectrum, along with their parents and caretakers.
She discusses recent scientific studies and explains how Sensory Enrichment Therapy (SET) can change many of the “autistic behaviors” that children on the spectrum have—effectively modifying or eliminating them. Temple also recommends SET due to its cost-effectiveness, as it may be one of the least-expensive therapies of those recommended for children with autism. She explains how this new-found Sensory Enrichment Therapy can be developed at home by parents with minimal professional help, and how studies have shown that it can even increase the cognition of many children on the spectrum!
Running Time: 90 minutes