Completely revised and updated, this book focuses on sensory perceptual problems as identified by individuals on the autism spectrum. Despite frequently being identified by individuals with autism as one of the main problems they face, sensory perceptual issues are still often overlooked by professionals. The author covers the sensory perceptual experiences and sensitivities seen in autism spectrum conditions, and the cognitive differences caused by them. She considers assessment and intervention, and makes practical recommendations for selecting appropriate methods and techniques to eliminate sensory perceptual problems and enhance individual strengths. Brought up-to-date with current research and the latest thinking on autism, this book enables teachers, parents, professionals and individuals with autism fully to understand and address the problematic aspects of the sensory perceptual differences of people with autism spectrum conditions.
Olga Bogdashina, MA, PhD, is Co-founder, Programme Leader and Lecturer at the UK branch of the International Autism Institute and Associate Consultant (Autism) to the European Institute of Child Education and Psychology (ICEP Europe). She has worked extensively in the field of autism as a teacher, lecturer and researcher, with a particular interest in sensory-perceptual and communication problems. Since 1994, she has been Director of the first day centre for children with autism in Ukraine and President of the Autism Society of Ukraine. She is the author of Autism and Spirituality, Autism and the Edges of the Known World, Theory of Mind and the Triad of Perspectives on Autism and Asperger Syndrome and Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Olga has an adult son with autism and lives in West Yorkshire, UK.