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Increasing the tolerance of wearing headphones to engage environments which are considered to be aversive​

Tram House 5

ABSTRACT: It has long been understood that autistic individuals demonstrate differences in sensory responsivity and ‘the central significance of sensory symptoms in ASD has been increasingly recognized’ (Hazen et al, 2014) For the pupil in this study, loud environments can be setting events for self-injurious and aggressive behaviour. Learning skills to be able to manage such environments are therefore very significant for his access to learning and quality of life. The pupil in this case study had previously refused to wear ear defenders, so this study looks at how staff supported him to tolerate wearing headphones by using them with his favourite videos and songs.

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