There are many health care professionals who work with individuals who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using sensory integration therapy. Many people who have ASD are overly sensitive to certain sounds, touches, smells, movement and sights. Individuals with ASD may enjoy a particular sense, and seek out that sensation seemingly to the exclusion of everything else. (e.g. watching spinning fans, listening to the same story or part of a story over and over, avoiding music or other sounds, walking on tip toe to avoid placing their whole foot on the floor, etc.)
Sensory integration therapy helps the person deal with different types of sensory information that are causing problems in their daily life. This type of approach is a un-established treatment.