Challenges of Wearing Face Masks with SPD/ASD
Guest Blog: FunandFunction.com
Has anyone ever told you that your face is easy to read? We often take facial expressions for granted, not even realizing when we make one. These expressions are important cues that tell us what the other person is feeling or thinking. For those with sensory processing disorders (SPD), it can be difficult to interpret facial expressions in the best of circumstances. With faces half-covered by masks because of Covid-19, those cues are even harder to decode.
Rivka Dear, early childhood program director at Caskey Torah Academy, is considering the impact that masks will have on children. She said, “Children receive information through their senses and break apart that information in order to understand the world around them…