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Recognizing and Responding to ASD Sensory Issues

July 28, 2022

One of the most common behavioral traits among children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an increased sensitivity to sights, sounds, touch, odors, tastes, and balance. At Achievement Behavior Care, our highly qualified Board Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts have a deep understanding of how a person with ASD experiences these heightened sensory issues and how to create accommodations to ease the discomfort the person feels. We specialize in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), which is scientifically proven to be the most effective therapy for helping people with ASD thrive.

People with ASD can experience over-responsiveness (hypersensitivity) or under-responsiveness (hyposensitivity), or with a combination of both, to certain situations. Hypersensitivity can trigger a reaction that results in an overwhelming need to immediately escape from certain sounds or other stimuli. Hyposensitivity can lead a person with autism to seek stimulation by making loud noises, rocking back and forth, or touching people or things.

Our compassionate, committed ABA team has the experience and training to spot these reactions and to make the adjustments necessary to prevent them from escalating into a shutdown or a meltdown. These accommodations may include changing the environment, wearing earplugs or dark glasses, adjusting schedules, or using sensory promoting toys and tools. We train parents and family members to recognize the circumstances that precede these intense reactions, and offer guidance on how to defuse an emotionally charged situation.


The ABA therapy provided by our staff at Total Care has achieved demonstrable improvements in communication, learning, and social skills for people with ASD. During one-on-one sessions in your home and other settings, we set clear, measurable goals for treatments that have been custom-designed for each individual, then carefully monitor their progress and adjust accordingly. 

If you have decided that Applied Behavioral Analysis is right for your family, let Achievement Behavior Care deliver life-changing results for you and your loved one. Our dedication to each student’s success is simply unmatched. Please contact us for details on our enrollment process.

Achievement Behavior Care

Achievement Behavior Services is a boutique agency providing quality individualized applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to children on the autism spectrum. Established in 2015 ABS is licensed and trained ABA therapists implement behavioral therapy methods in the child’s environment to improve social, behavioral and adaptive skills.

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