Autism: Occupational Therapy & Shaving
It wasn’t until Kathy had noticed that her 17-year-old son Will started growing a beard, that she found a new obstacle they had to conquer. Will was diagnosed with autism and has always been hyper sensitive as far as auditory and tactile input. It was beyond Kathy to even know how she’d ever get him to shave.
Watch as Occupational Therapist, Holly Nelson, works with Will to desensitize him from the sound and feel of the razor. Using therapeutic listening, Holly describes how it can orient Will to sounds and open doors to neuro connections in his brain that will help calm him and stay organized. By bombarding the central nervous system with calming organizing sensations, it will allow will to be able to write, type and even shave!