If you’ve been around here at all you know my son has a sensory disorder. It’s nothing scary or detrimental but it does require some extra care. (There are different types of sensory disorders which you can read more about here.)
My son is sensory seeking – which means he is always seeking extra sensory sensations and experiences. (which is why he’s such a daredevil!)
Through the years we have learned a LOT of ways to help him both at home and in the classroom. Although we were able to afford therapy for about 6 months when he was younger we couldn’t afford it for long.
Now I’m noticing kids everywhere that have sensory issues! Here are some tips for sensory seeking kids both at home and at school!
This is by no means a replacement for therapy if you can afford it (I highly suggest at least some OT if you can – even if just for a few months). This is NOT meant to diagnose your child in any way – I am NOT a doctor.
But I know many of you are interested in how our family handles a sensory disorder, or even how to handle a child in your class that is extra fidgety with a sensory disorder. BOOKMARK this page!
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We incorporate as much messy, squishy, highly active play as possible for us to keep up with! We think totally outside of the box. We have made mud pits in our backyard, filled kiddie pools with cornstarch and water, and anything else you could possibly imagine. We spend a lot of time outdoors, go hiking in the summer, and we do lots of messy crafts in the winter!
Below are a few specific books that I highly recommend or have been recommended to me for various issues along the way.