Sensory Corner: DIY Ways to Meet a Child’s Sensory Needs at Home
Editor’s Note: Written for parents and guardians, this article is an excellent one to share with your client families.
Occupational therapists and trauma-informed teachers weigh in on how to create sensory tools and spaces with what you have at home.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended all students’ day-to-day routines, but has created particular disruption for students with special needs, sensory processing disorders, and kids who have experienced trauma who rely on the structure of school to stay grounded. Creating an at-home sensory space and sensory tools that resemble the supports students received in school can help kids during this transition, easing them out of a meltdown or giving them a much-needed break before one starts.
We asked trauma-informed and special education teachers, occupational therapists, and other service providers for their advice on creating at-home sensory spaces and activities, making sensory tools from common household items, and the best practices for meeting kids’ sensory needs. We share their recommendations below.
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