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Astonishingly, the advice in “How a Sensory Diet Can Help Your Child” is to hire a professional occupational therapist to program a rigid “sensory diet” schedule for your child.

So, culturally, the advice is to pay good money to torture the autistic behavior out of your child and then later pay good money to artificially recreate it?

(This isn’t to suggest the author supports Applied Behavioral Analysis; I’m speaking above about the wider conventional wisdom.)

Note that the article never once even mentions that stimming already is a natural thing that we culturally disdain and try to prevent.

They don’t even use the word.

This post originally was published 3 years ago by Bix Frankonis on Posts older than a decade might not reflect my current views.