Sensory Differences & Social Anxiety

“I always thought everyone noticed me because I notice everything. I don’t like being noticed.   But I notice everything because I am autism. I maybe don’t need to worry about people noticing me because if they are not Autism, they don’t notice everything I do”

Cadence’s definition of the word ‘notice’ encompasses her significantly heightened awareness of, and experience in, all sensory areas – hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste.

On reflection, it makes perfect sense that a child born with profound sensory differences (commonly referred to as Sensory Processing Disorder), would assume other people share these same differences; and, that this assumption would include the idea that others are always noticing and observing them, contributing to their social anxiety.

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