I have adhd and my brother is autistic and we both have the sensory issues that can go along with those. The problem is that we both stim, and most of our stims are pretty much sensory hell for the other one. Also sometimes his constant non stop talking gives me sensory overload. Our parents don't really understand that neither of us are able to just ignore or tune out the things the other one does that gives us sensory issues. Do you have any advice?
Competing access needs can be a huge problem. If you can, work with your brother to find things he can do that you can manage, and things you can do that he can manage, and then you figure out how to make sure you only do those when he’s around and vice versa. The talking is harder, but maybe you two can come up with a code word that you can say when you’re starting to feel stressed by the talking, and he can take that as a cue to find something quiet to do instead of chattering.
One of the things I’ve noticed about my own sensory processing stuff is that when I’m stressed or anxious it’s harder to deal. So if you can frame it that way for your parents they might grasp it better. Like, I’m sure they know that if they’re really tired they have less patience for traffic foolishness, right? Maybe you can explain it like that: being stressed or anxious tires out your ability to manage your responses to distracting or annoying sensory input and so it just stresses you out more.
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i can’t play transposing instruments because my brain is bad and cannot relate the notes on the page to the concert pitch
people use me as a human tuner
*screams* “hey what note is this” fuck off i just want to warm up in peace
every time i hear a note, the name of the note plays in my head and i am unable to turn it off
hearing note names to everything including but not limited to the school bell, refrigerator noises, and garage door noises
i just want to listen to stuff without every note name jumping out at me dammit
my main instrument is piano so intonation isn’t even a benefit
if a note is even less than a quarter tone off from the normal chromatic scale that’s all i can focus on (like for example a specific whirring sound my refrigerator makes is between F# and G and it drives me nuts)
my ear is tuned to equal temperament bc of piano but i also play instruments that use just temperament so i have to attempt to tolerate that
the viola part of sinfonia concertante
the differences between A440, A441, and A442 (i still maintain that A441 is the best A but i guess 442 is ok too)
trying to read the scores to bass concerti along with the recording but the bassist is in solo tuning
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