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I have been thinking about my relationship with food recently. I usually blame my 'fussiness' on my aversion to many textures, and since I know my safe foods aren't all that healthy and can't eat them for all meals of the day, I really don't eat that much at all (maybe 1-2 small meals a day.) I'm starting to wonder, at what point does it become an eating disorder? Yes I have issues with my weight and probably subconsciously avoid eating because of that, but I dislike eating mostly because of my sensory issues. What defines an eating disorder? Please let me know if this isn't the best place to post this, and rhank you for your feedback.
I am currently a third year student of Human Geography at the University of Strathclyde. I am doing my dissertation over the summer on adults with Aspergers and their experiences and difficulties when navigating the urban environment and public spaces. I have already been in contact with a few adults with Aspergers who have listened to my proposal and are very keen to become involved in my research as they believe it may aid in having some affect on city planning. I have also made contact with urban planners, designers, architects and council officials who are very interested in participating in my research. My hope is to make contact with other adults with Aspergers who may be interested in participating either by interviews, field work, or keeping an individual diary recording the issues they experience whilst in the urban landscape and in public spaces. It may be worth mentioning I have 2 young sons with Aspergers and therefore, I am sensitive to Aspergers on a personal level. I am also in my late thirties which may make some adults more comfortable with speaking to me. I would be most grateful if anyone would be willing to participate in my research. If you wish confirmation of my identity and intentions please feel free to email my dissertation supervisor Dr Allyson Noble. firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to hearing from you. Best Wishes, Shona Davidson