Auditory Sensory Activities For Autism

4 Simple Auditory Sensory Activities For Autism


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    Everyone who is on the autistic spectrum is different. Sensory activities should be planned to match the individual needs and abilities of the individual. This article will take a look at some sensory activities that could be useful for those on the autism spectrum.

    What are Auditory Sensory Activities For Autism?

    Auditory sensory activities for autism are a type of therapy that encourages and supports people with autism to better understand their world. These activities typically involve listening to different sounds in different contexts and associations, and are often paired with various sensory materials.

    Symptoms of Auditory Sensory Disorder

    Here are some signs of auditory attention or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder):

    • Difficulty remembering.
    • This may range from the difficulty of remembering a few simple directions to forgetting mathematical facts.
    • The inability to remember the characters in a story that has just been read out loud.
    • Constant difficulty in understanding the sounds of letters.
    • Also, how sounds go together to shape words. 
    • Reading difficulties.
    • Difficulty identifying rhyming words.
    • Some kind of spelling issue.
    • Constantly omitting sounds while speaking or improperly pronouncing common words.
    • Trouble focusing if there are too many distracting sounds in the background.
    • Difficulty distinguishing sounds overall.
    • Often request information or directions for repetition.
    • You will hear “Huh?” or “What?” quite a bit.
    • Problems in organizing or expressing thoughts.

    Auditory Sensory Activities For Autism

    Auditory sensory activities are a great way to build communication, focus and concentration while playing games and engaging in other activities. These activities are also very easy to make, which makes them a great fit for individuals with autism. Here are 4 simple activities for kids.

    1. Red/Green Light

    Here is an old-style game that is perfect for practicing listening skills, with the extra bonus of your child needing to respond quickly. In case you don’t remember what to do. 

    Your child is standing away from you and running as fast as he can towards you when you say ‘green light‘ but will stop as soon as possible when you say “red light“. 

    If you have several players, the person that gets to you first is the winner. If somebody doesn’t stop when you say “red light”, they have to start from the beginning.

    2. Musical chairs

    It is not necessary to have a large group to play musical chairs, but it is certainly useful to have at least a few people. Provide a seat less than you have players. As you play music, the players march around the chairs. 

    As the music stops, players attempt to sit in the empty chairs. Whoever left without a chair came out. It is an excellent activity to respond quickly to auditory changes.

    3. Simon

    Simon is an electronic solitaire game where colorful buttons turn on and make sounds in different models. Once the game goes through a pattern, you need to remember the buttons to be pressed to complete the same pattern. Listening to the sounds in Simon is an excellent cognitive activity.

    4. Twister

    The very premise of Twister is to listen attentively to the referee as she tells you to put some body parts on some color on the board to play. It may be played with a kid as well as a lot. 

    Whenever you can combine the whole body action with the cognitive skill you are working on, this is a good thing.

    Wrapping Up Auditory Sensory Activities For Autism

    We hope you enjoyed our blog post on auditory sensory activities for autism. We know that there are many children on the spectrum that struggle with auditory challenges. we provided a few simple activities that you can do to help them feel more comfortable with sounds.

    If you have any further questions about our blog, don’t hesitate to contact us. If you like this article about Auditory Sensory Activities For Autism and would like to know more, please comment below.

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