For kids with sensory sensitivities, sometimes the world can be overwhelming. Maybe it’s too loud or too bright. Maybe there’s too many people and the stimulation from the chaos is painful. When your child experiences sensory overload, it’s time to help them find a calmer location and develop a routine to soothe their overwhelmed sense.
One tool that many parents (and adults with sensory issues) may find helpful for sensory overload is a playlist of soothing songs. Autism advocate and Mighty contributor Kerry Magro shared how music — Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” in particular — was such an important of his process for soothing overwhelming sensory experiences.