The Great Sensory Processing Checklist

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The Great Sensory Processing Checklist

The Great Sensory Processing Checklist

Did you know that up to 95% of children with autism have sensory differences?

Making accommodations for sensory input is so important in helping children with autism reach their goals.

Examples of accommodations for hypersensitivity (increased sensitivity):

  • Use light covers, sunglasses, or a hat under fluorescent lights
  • Wear ear plugs or headphones in noisy environments
  • Work in spaces with a closed door or high walls
  • Avoid strongly scented products
  • Choose foods with mindfulness toward aversions to textures, temperatures or spices
  • Wear soft, comfortable clothing
  • Adjust schedules to avoid crowds

Examples of accommodations for hyposensitivity (less sensitivity):

  • Visual supports for those who have difficulty processing spoken information
  • Use fidget toys, chewies, and other sensory tools
  • Arrange furniture to provide safe, open spaces
  • Take frequent movement breaks throughout the day
  • Eat foods with strong flavors or mixed textures
  • Weighted blankets, lap pads or clothing that provide deep pressure


If you can improve sensorial regulation, you can improve communication!