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My son has become very sensitive to the feel of writing paper

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birdlover1977 Wed 03-Feb-16 21:17:10

All of a sudden over the last week my 7 year old DS has been complaining that the paper is 'too dry' and he can't bear the feel of it on his bare hand/arm when writing. He has Autism. Does anyone have any experience of this and any suggestions that can help. So far I have tried allowing him to have a cloth/ long sleeve top to cover the paper but he still seems to be struggling. Any ideas? Thanks

zzzzz Wed 03-Feb-16 21:22:36

Ooo me too. Not all paper but lots of paper is too powdery. Hand cream helps as donsleeves etc

PolterGoose Wed 03-Feb-16 21:46:47

I have this too. I am very particular about the paper I use if it's for anything more than a quick list. Maybe take him to a big stationers and let him feel different paper to find what he likes. Tracing paper feels lovely smile You could also get him an acetate sheet or whateve texture feels right for him to cover the paper he's leaning on.

birdlover1977 Wed 03-Feb-16 21:57:10

Thank you, those are brilliant ideas. It's just come on so sudden, it's taken me by surprise.

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