When someone doesn't have personal experience with sensory issues, when neither them nor someone they are intimately antiquated with have sensory issues, I can only imagine what that looks like from the outside looking in.
A few things that I often wonder if people see when they see my kids struggling with sensory issues include
- "What a brat!"
- "If that was my kid I would.....X, Y, Z."
- "Why doesn't she just spank that kid and make him stop acting like that."
- "If she would just X, Y, Z, then her kid wouldn't have these issues."