Parents, clinicians and researchers alike are working to find ways to reduce the distress caused by sensory issues for children with autism. Now retailers are joining in with sensory-friendly clothing — clothing with softer fabrics and without tags and seams.
Emily Kuschner, PhD, a psychologist in the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), discusses the many benefits of sensory-friendly clothing, such as improving attention and reducing distress for a child with autism. While wearing sensory-friendly clothing can help avoid meltdowns, Dr. Kuschner also suggests parents, with guidance from clinicians, expose children to experience wearing other clothing as a way to help build their skills to cope with distress.
Read more about sensory friendly clothing in the Courier Post story.