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.

Sensory Calming Activities

Calming Activities for Sensory Processing Disorder

Calming sensory strategies

Sensory Room Development

Bed Time Strategies for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Diet

Sensory Ideas for the Home

Proprioceptive Stimulating Activities

Wakeup and Bedtime Routines

Survival Guide for Planes, trains and automobiles

Ready-set-go packing chart

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.

Alerting Strategies for Home

Kids Sensory Activities - Quick

Alerting and Calming Strategies

Strategies for Use in Your Classroom

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.

Self-Regulation: 5 Heavy Work Sensory Tips

40 Heavy Work Activities for Kids

Heavy Work Activites List for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders

Home Sensory

Heavy Work Activities at Home

Heavy Work Ideas for Small Places

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