Senses Series part 3 Smell

Peeeeeeeehew what a smell. Oh Hey, Guys Its Joag back with part 3 of 5 in my senses series. Today as you may have guessed I am getting smelly.  No, I am not talking personal hygiene, that’s a Tuesday post I have planned later this month.

I have no sense of smell so this post is a little foreign to me. so forgive me if I get anything wrong. Back in July a study into childhood autism found that children process smells different to those on the spectrum. The researchers carrying out this test could distinguish between the neurotypicals and those on the spectrum around 80% of the time as those with autism have a more pronounced sense of smell. Smell is one of the first senses that is generally relied on.

Hypo/Hypersensitivity

Like every other sense, there is a hypo and hyper side.  On the hypo side, there are people like me who have no sense of smell, so there are issues when it comes to body odour as they may not be able to detect when they sweat. on the hyper there are some people who cannot stand distinctive perfumes, shampoos, my mum would be on the hyper side of things and she’s neuro typical. She cannot stand the smell of sweat, with me being on the hypo side of things she is first to tell me when there is even the faintest hint of sweat.

Ways to Help

There are ways you can help it but that depends on the type of sensitivity you have.
For hyposensitivity
Stronger scents are advised to cover any unpleasant smells i.e. faecal matter.
Autismmom.net http://www.autismmom.net/sensory-processing-disorder-olfactory-dysfunction/ Talks about how to help in depth.

For Hypersensitivity
Use unscented detergents or shampoos, avoid wearing perfume, make the environment as fragrance-free as possible.

Next Week we delve into the scrumptious world of taste and the problems some people have with taste.

On Tuesday I talk body hygiene, leave me your smelly comments below? lol

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Author: JustoneAutisticGirl

My About for 2016. Tada! LOL I am JOAG, Joag is a fictional character I created to help me write about Autism. JOAG is an acronym for Just One Autistic Girl. JOAG is a unique individual with a passion for autism. Now this year I am taking the blog a step further. Joag is creating a website. Not Just any website A web forum based on autism. creating a safe place for those on the spectrum. In my blog I tell personal stories my personal stories not some fictitious nonsense I make up to make my blog seem more relevant to you. Now I want a personal goal for me. I want to do something for me. Each day I want to be inspiring I am going to run 2 miles everyday. 2 Miles a day times 365 days. 730 Miles is doable and it’s a good start for someone just getting started. But my goal for the blog and site this year is the intervention for bullying. I don't have a stat yet for the number of people in the world with autism. But we do know that it touches 2.8 mil people a day How many people are bullied on the spectrum? How many are silent sufferers? How long will we let this go on?

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