Sensory Processing Disorder
I would like to introduce everyone to Judy McCarter. Judy is an occupational therapist in Oklahoma and has written this book for educators to use as they work with children who have sensory processing disorder. She asks that you not pin these pictures to Pinterest, however you may share them with other people.
Chapter 1- Introduction
Chapter 2- Sensory Processing Disorder
Chapter 3-Proprioceptive Input
Chapter 4- Tactile Input
Chapter 5- Vestibular Input
Chapter 6- Visual Input
Chapter 7- Auditory Input
Chapter 8- Olfactory Input
Chapter 9- Gustatory Input
Chapter 10- Oral Proprioceptive Input
Chapter 11- Fine Motor Input
Chapter 12- Behavior Mediation
Chapter 13- Daily Living Skills
Chapter 14- Relating to Others
Chapter 15- Quiet Spaces
Chapter 16- Therapy Rooms
Chapter 17- Just for Fun
Chapter 18- Awesome Ideas
Chapter 19- Fidgets
Chapter 20- Organization
Chapter 21- College Organization
These are directions for how to make a sensory light box- All supplies from a discount store- click here
These are directions for how to make a weaving station- All major supplies are from a lumber yard- click here
The information on this page is from one of my favorite Occuptional Therapists- Judy McCarter. When Judy comes to my classes to speak to my students, they do not want her to leave. She is so knowedgeable about sensory issues.
Great article from Judy McCarter- http://www1.aota.org/SISQuarterlies/SISIS-September-McCarter.pdf
Until Judy gets her information up- here are some of my favorite tools:
http://kawaii-land.com/search.php?orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=soybean&submit_search=Search - This is the company I order my snowpeas from- they are $4 each which is reasonable. I like the colors. There are other companies out there. I just have used this company with great success- Kawaii-land.
Check out this great website with a list of fidgets for children with special needs
I pass these out at trainings and can't get them back from adults :) they are nice "quiet" stim tools.
A teacher gave me the idea to keep all my stim tools in an actual tool box. She had a giant metal one like most men have in the garage. For travel purposes I have a tackle box from "TARGET" for less than $8.00 that works well. Any tub or box will do. Just label it "tools".
This also makes a nice quiet sensory tool- You could cut this up in 21 pieces and each student could have their own stim tool. You can order from here: http://lockerlookz.com/school-locker-rugs.asp $9.99 for a whole class worth of stim tools.
This is a meadow grass mat from http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=17459651 which could be cut up into about 28 stim tools for $12.99 (although, I've bought in the store for less). It feels very nice as a stim tool.
This is the least expensive air filled balance disk at Wal-Mart - wonderful proprioceptive seat cushion for any students who need sensory input. $13.77 for the Gray Gold's Gym One-
(looks like this) - but $2 cheaper than Altus Core which is $15.77