Sensory Processing: Suggestions
Strategies for Calming/Organization
The following handouts provide sensory techniques for calming and organizing your child. Every child is different, so you may need to try several strategies before finding the ones that are best. You will also need to assess the amount and duration of input that is helpful to your child. Sometimes children tell US what they need. Other times, we use their behavior/response to determine how to proceed.
Strategies to Improve Alertness
The following handouts provide sensory techniques for helping improve alertness for better focus and attention. Because these techniques can be stimulating for your child, you will need to discern how much is too much and how much is just right.
Proprioceptive/Heavy Work Activities
Proprioceptive activities use deep pressure or joint input to help children calm and organize. They can easily be incorporated into daily routines.