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Sensory ideas & activities for Autism

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Sensory ideas & activities for Autism

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Sensory processing disorder

  • Courtney Curbow
    Courtney Curbow

    Wow we have all of these I think :)

Lory Patterson Rehne and Kristie Hultquist: playdough filled balloons. Moldable, addicting, fun

  • Lisa Baker
    Lisa Baker

    Great, thanks.

  • pien maltz-klaar
    pien maltz-klaar

    Going to make some right now. Thank you. Great idea. Will make some right now as I'm doing games with a group of adults with autism in a few days. Will let you know how we got on with them.

  • Julie Stephenson
    Julie Stephenson

    Great idea! I think magnetic sand from the Michael's (craft store) would work too!

  • pien maltz-klaar
    pien maltz-klaar

    The nice thing about play dough is, that if the balloon breaks you are left with just a blob of play dough. I made about 30 of them and have used them now for several months and they are still going strong. They now all have faces. Two balloons each have the same face. So there are 15 different emotion faces.

  • pien maltz-klaar
    pien maltz-klaar

    With the balloons with emotion faces we have played "snap". The group sits in a circle holding a balloon. Every one starts exchanging balloons by passing them around or gently throwing them whilst calling out the persons name to whom the balloon is meant for. At a sign of the leader every one stops, holds up their balloon with the face showing to the group. The ones who have the same face call out "snap" to each other. I've made up several other games with them too.

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Homemade pressure vest... perhaps necessary.

Something Sew Special: Pressure Vest for Katie

Homemade Compression Vest

Something Sew Special: Pressure Vest for Katie

Joint Traction and Compression - A Sensory Life...Three Steps for Sensory Success!

Joint Traction and Compression

For children in need of deep sensory input, these are the shirts for you! SPIO clothing provides steady stretch tension directly to the skin and indirectly to the internal soft tissue structures—feeding the central nervous system. SPIO compression provides unparalleled, accurate deep pressure sensory information to feed proprioception resulting in improved positional limb and body awareness, core muscle and joint stabilization and increased precision of muscle activation and movement.

  • Julie Parish
    Julie Parish

    This is why Clara likes her leggings and clothes tight!

Weighted sampler kit includes one of each of Fun and Function's exclusive weighted products - weighted vest, compression shorts, weighted blanket, weighted fleece vest, and more! Perfect for a variety of calming tools for all sensory needs

Classroom Weighted Focus Kit

Our Sensory Hugs Weighted Deep Pressure Vests combine the benefits of compression and deep pressure to the chest and shoulders with the added feature of weights that provide deep pressure to the shoulders, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Sensory Processing Parenting: Joint Compressions - "Squishies" - After a Meltdown

Children with disabilities are often affected by the sights, sounds, smells and activity around them. After a long school bus ride, a hectic cafeteria breakfast, and the bustle of morning preparations, many children have little patience left for school. One way to help calm and focus children is through sensory experiences. Soothing music, massage, brushes, compression vests, lotion, scents, and other sensory aids are gathered on a special cart. Occupational Therapists bring this cart into a ...

5 Easy DIY Drums...make them just for fun or use them to play along as you read Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb.

DIY Drums to go with Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

Make A Light Up BUBBLE TUBE For Sensory Room!

Simple proprioceptive activities for at home.

ice eggs - Freeze balloons filled with water and small toys. Cut balloon off and play with eggs outside. Provide spoons for cracking ice and digging treasures out. SUMMER

A Little Learning For Two: Ice Eggs

Under table hammock! Kids would love this!

How to Make a Woven Wrap Hammock - Joyful Abode
  • Alison Packer
    Alison Packer

    What funx

Noise Thermometer

Noise Thermometer

Picture word cards for vestibular and movement activities - from Cut and Paste Sensory Diet

Cut and Paste Sensory Diet Preview pages

Weighted and Compression Vest for those with sensory needs.

Does this come in adult sizes? Big Hug - A Big Hug is just what the doctor ordered. Ergonomically designed to calm, reorganize and redirect the energy of children and adults living with autism or sensory challenges and would benefit from deep pressure therapy. Parents, teachers and therapists can apply different amounts of soft, wrap-around pressure to five separate

Stretch-eze® - Why resist? Developed by a movement therapist, Stretch-Eze Full Body resistance band is made of soft, heavy duty nylon/Lycra® spandex for deep sensory pressure. Wrap it around the shoulders then stretch it down around your child’s feet for a dynamic stretch that helps muscle elasticity, body alignment, coordination, and development

This woman makes high quality weighted blankets, vests, pillows, etc. in a variety of patterns and colors. We have several of her items in our clinic and they have held up very nicely. Plus, the kids love them!

weighted blankets for autism spectrum, adhd, any sensory problems etc. I would love one because they hug your body just right.

Large 13 lb Weighted Sleeping Bag

Large 13 lb Weighted Sleeping Bag

Sleep Tight Weighted Blanket As Seen on Extreme Makeover Home Edition - National Autism Resources

Weighted Blankets and Comforters - National Autism Resources