Occupational Therapy For Autism: Shaving

When Kathy noticed that her 17-year-old son Will had scruff, she realized she had an unforeseen and brand-new obstacle to conquer. Will is on the spectrum, and has always been hypersensitive to auditory and tactile input. So Kathy didn’t quite know where to begin to convince him that he needed to shave.

Watch as occupational therapist Holly Nelson works with Will to desensitize him to the sound and feel of a razor. Holly orients Will to new sounds by using therapeutic listening. By bombarding his central nervous system with calming and organizing sensations, this technique will help Will write, type, and even shave!

Next in the Autism Real Look series: Behavior Plan At Camp

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