Is your child sensitive to or overwhelmed by different sensory inputs? Do they seek out sensory stimulation throughout the day? Has a therapist or other professional suggested your child would benefit from fidgets, weighted clothing, or other sensory soothing tools?

This book includes instructions for more than 30 projects. They range from simple tools that can be assembled in minutes to weekend endeavors where you can invest your time and love. The book also includes information about each sensory system and ways to modify the projects to meet individual needs.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Helping Hands

Originally posted January 20, 2014

The book we're writing is organized into sections based on the major sensory systems. Each section has several projects which can help children who struggle in that area. My occupational therapist friend suggested a rocker board for our "vestibular" chapter so today I we tried making one with supplies from Home Depot.
I asked Biscuit to take photos so, of course, Oscar had to do something.
Like insist on using the drill. Barefoot.

I need the OT input (perhaps a wider base?) but it seems to work. Both kids had fun trying it.

And once again I'm reminded that you can think and think about a project but can't make any real progress until you make up a prototype and go from there. In the past week I've worked up prototypes for three projects--they all need tweaks but at least I've got a solid starting point. Now I just need to stay in the groove of forward progress.

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