my son hates wearing trousers finding it ery difficult at the moment especially with the cold winter months he always wants to wear shorts I find I'm always saying to him if he wears them I will reward him running out of things to say , he gets so frustrated and angey most of the time he wants to be naked.
any other tips strategies.
I work with a young autistic lad like it. He's been like it from childhood (he's now 21). He will only wear t-shirts, jogging bottoms and Crocs or flip-flops. He refuses to wear socks and any form of underwear. When going out, he'll put a coat on - but that's as much extra clothing as he'll take. He's highly autistic and quite challenging. It seems it's clearly a sensory issue with him - though he doesn't seem to have any aversion to any particular fabrics or textures. It's just how he is.
Have you spoken to anyone else about it yet? Can your GP refer you to any services?
Take a look here - there might be something to help...
Ideally, it would help if he could perhaps see a behaviour therapist. Depends what the resources are in your area.
Sorry - just noticed he's 4, so edited my response!
thank you so much for posting , I am new to all this , haven't spoken to many people at the moment its all pretty new , we are currently being referred to a neurodevelopmental team , wait could be a long time maybe a year , so I'm looking at just doing things by myself . , we have on board health visitor school are aware and awaiting Senco and I have a support team that comes out weekly to support with behaviour all a slow process at the moment , will check this site out looks great , yes we think it might be sensory as other issues have cropped up , such as he doesn't like it when his food is hot , and textures in food such as bits/sticky hands . but other many issues such as meltdowns etc I'm no sure which direction we are taking its so difficult and frustrating , also I do experience some sensory issues myself as I notice a lot of similarities , as I don't like touching food , or eating hot food either .