Sensory Corner: Sensory Smart Self-Care
[Source: Sensory Smarts.com]
by Lindsey Biel, MA, OTR/L
When it comes to self-care tasks, as with everything sensory, you’ll need to analyze the underlying sensory challenges, determine what can and needs to be changed, and increase the ability to handle a wide variety of experiences. Self-care tasks such as brushing teeth, washing hair, shaving, and applying makeup can be profoundly difficult or even painful if your child—or you— have sensory issues, but fortunately you can usually change some of the variables to make the experience much more “sensory smart.”
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