I know how much reading about others’ experiences have helped me, so I thought I’d share some some of the exercises/activities that we were given by our Occupational Therapist.
Because of our tactile issues, sensory bins are an integral part of our sensory diet.
There are more ideas for Sensory Bins located on my Pinterest Board. We are apparently big fans of all types of slime.
We have also stocked up on playdough,shaving cream, clay, and just about anything else I could possibly think of. I try to make sure we doing a sensory bin a couple of times a week. (When we started, we did it every day, and had to set a timer, to get her used to the idea of actually touching things, and then extending the minutes every so often. Now, she often asks to pull certain items out, or will want to make a new slime every few weeks.
In a pinch, sand toys at the beach work just as well. And thankfully, no one is ever too cool for making sand castles.
This will be an ongoing series chronicling our experiences with Sensory Processing Disorder. I am in NO WAY an expert! Please read and use at your own risk. 🙂