All Things Sensory by Harkla

#182 - Tips to Help a Child with Auditory Hypersensitivity / Auditory Over-Responsiveness

December 08, 2021 Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
All Things Sensory by Harkla
#182 - Tips to Help a Child with Auditory Hypersensitivity / Auditory Over-Responsiveness
Show Notes

Today, we’re talking about auditory hypersensitivity. We explain the auditory system, what it is, and how it works, before moving on to discuss the various signs that might indicate that your child has auditory sensitivities, and the adverse reactions you might see.

We share some helpful tips on how to support your child with auditory hypersensitivity.

We also answer listener questions at the end of the episode!
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Key Points From This Episode:

  • The auditory system: what it is and how it works.
  • What happens when a child’s auditory system isn’t working correctly. 
  • Auditory Processing Disorder: what it is, and the importance of intervention or diagnosis.
  • Signs of auditory hypersensitivity.
  • Recommendations and tools for parents of children with sensitivities to auditory input.
  • The Listening Program.
  • How incorporating auditory input into play activities helps the brain process auditory input.
  • How proprioceptive input helps to override overstimulation.
  • How visual schedules allow auditory sensitive kids to prepare for the unexpected.
  • “Name it, claim it and tame it”: Inform your child, and teach them coping strategies.

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