Autism can be described as a disorder of the senses – the brain relies on information from the senses such as touch, taste or smell in order to help make sense of our environment.
Associating certain smells with positive experience helps provide reassurance, well being and provides sensory enrichment. Aromatherapy is an easy and effective way to help with this.
Children often look for familiar smells to calm themselves, and aromatherapy, combined with a gentle massage, can help relax your child and engage their senses of smell and touch simultaneously. Done at home where they are comfortable, this procedure helps them connect the senses and focus on social and motor skills.