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Autism and sensory issues: an interview with Paul Isaacs

Paul Isaacs is an autistic trainer, speaker, consultant and blogger. He has co-authored several books including Life through a Kaleidoscope and Living through the Haze. In this interview he discusses how sensory difficulties such as face, object and meaning blindness, affect him.

Paul kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the NAS Professional Conference in March this year. We asked him a series of questions, you can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below.

Full interview

Individual question clips

1. Can you tell us a little about how sensory issues impact you?

2. What advice would you give to professionals when working with someone with sensory difficulties?

3.  Can you explain what face and object blindness is, and what and be done to help?

4. Are glasses key in terms of helping you process what you see?

5. Can you explain what meaning blindness is and what can be done to help?

6. How can professionals recognise sensory difficulties in non-verbal people?

7. Can you outline some practical solutions to sensory issues such as touch and sound?

 

Author: Paul Isaacs

Date added: 9 June 2016