Friday, December 27, 2013

For Conor Control Can Make A Difference: HERSHEY'S KISSES Christmas Bells, Autism and Sensory Challenges

Conor would always react negatively when he heard the Hershey's Kisses Christmas bells  commercial. The sound of the bells, even the sight of the bells, almost invariably agitated him. Recently I recorded a couple of Frosty the Snowman shows for Conor using our television DVR system. The Hershey's Kisses Christmas bells commercial was included as one of the commercials during the broadcast of the Frosty episodes.  Today I grabbed a coffee from the kitchen to go back upstairs to do some work on my laptop and realized Conor was playing, and replaying several times, the Hershey's Kisses Christmas bells commercial using the television remote control. He actually seemed to be enjoying the sound of the bell music. Sure he was desensitizing but more than that, he seem to actually enjoy the bell music.  He appeared to have learned to enjoy the commercial's bell sounds because he exercised control, literally, over the playing of the commercial, its sounds and images.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good for Conor!
You may be on to something with this obsevation.