BYU Radio - Kristi Gaines, an interior design professor at Texas Tech University, discussed sensory clothing as part of the BYU Radio program "Top of Mind with Julie Rose."
For a child with autism spectrum disorder (or ASD) the world can be a tricky place. Any unpleasant noises, sudden change in temperature or unexpected touch, can be tremendously upsetting to a child with autism. Now, imagine that child could wear a special jacket that could soothe them in those moments. Texas Tech University professor Kristi Gaines have made a piece of clothing designed specifically to help children on the autism spectrum cope with their environments.