325 – Sensory Processing and Autism

Understanding Sensory Processing and Sensory Strategies in Treatment
Tara Delaney

More than 90 percent of children diagnosed with autism suffer from sensory processing difficulties that underlie their extreme, reactive behaviors. But typically, even in therapy, there’s not enough attention paid to these difficulties play in the academic struggles, behavioral problems, and coordination challenges that these children experience. This workshop provides the latest findings on ways to address the fundamental roots of autistic clients’ neurological problems. You’ll discover:

  • How to identify and pinpoint sensory processing difficulties, such as tactile and auditory defensive behaviors
  • The “Brain Library” model as a way to understand how to help autistic clients develop their cognitive and social intelligence
  • Specific sensory strategies that the clinician can use with autistic clients, including techniques that increase attention, calm the nervous system, and reduce reactions in auditory input


Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L, is a child development expert who specializes in sensory processing, autism spectrum disorders, and social/behavioral issues. She’s the author of three books.

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