Many children experience strong negative reactions to smells that surround them. A number of strategies may help such children to cope and handle these settings.
Self-injurious behavior can be a common, but frightening, occurrence exhibited by children with Autism Spectrum and other disorders. Read here for examples of interventions or ways to decrease this behavior.
Providing adaptations or alternatives, strategies to shape engagement, and structured choices are interventions that can feel like safe solutions to a child dealing with tactile defensiveness.