Sensory Tools for ASD
The second annual Autism Pensacola Sensory Street Sensory Street is an interactive community event where people are invited to visit various "sensory stations," each one offering an activity related to behaviors associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The event is open to everyone, not just individuals with autism, and is intended to give a glimpse into the world of autism and some of the challenges that people face
Autism SENSORY Toys
Here are three different types of travel kits you can make. Depending on where you’re going and how long you’ll be gone, you may want to make more than one of these kits. https://youtu.be/qVO36O9qJLM
7 Autism Sensory Toys
Sensory Toys Haul for Children with Autism
Multi-sensory tools and other aids for people with autism
The people affected by ASD have abnormal responses to incoming sensory information from the surrounding environment. We can provide different tools and methods that stimulate various sensory channels in order to facilitate the subjective response of each person. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA-5wzSbdj0
Fidgeting is a way to use movement to help concentrate; sometimes it helps us with nervous energy.” “For those with ADHD or autism, fidgets are even more important,” adds Gilormini. “They help kids concentrate, focus, and learn. https://youtu.be/ch0sohajelw
The DeveloPLAY Box is unique because it includes hand-picked, developmentally appropriate sensory and motor tools and toys by a licensed pediatric occupational therapist. Each box has a variety of favorite tools and toys geared toward children with Autism, attention deficits, anxiety, emotional and behavioral disorders, and developmental delays, but FUN for ALL children. development!DeveloPLAY was created by Lindsey Wood, an occupational therapist with a life long goal to support and nurture the healthy development of children with Autism.
Heat Pad - Relaxing Surface
The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, in collaboration with Sensory Souk, Qatar’s first specialist provider of educational, professional therapy, and developmental products, presented a forum titled 'The Impact of Technology Research in Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum and Their Families' recently.
The event highlighted the future of modern-day technological interventions such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality that are effective in supporting learning for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
8 Calming or Stimulating Sensory Activities for Kids
A rocker doesn’t have to be fancy. Anything from a child’s rocking chair or baby rocker to even mom or dad’s lap can work! Rocking targets the vestibular system, the sensory system that tells your body where you are in space and how you are moving and greatly contributes to your sense of balance Slow rocks
Scents engage the olfactory system. You can place scented oils or extracts on a cotton ball or piece of felt and insert into a ziplock bag or small baby juice container with holes in the lid. You’ll be able to smell through the bag or container without getting oils or extracts on your clothing. Some scents (lavender, rose, vanilla) can be calming, while others (citrus, mint, cinnamon) can be alerting. Try to pair calming scents with calming activities, like bath time or bed time, and alerting scents with alerting activities, like getting up in the morning.
Sensory bins mostly target your sense of touch, but you can easily add scents or colors to your bin as well.
Sound Machines & MusicAuditory
input can be either calming or alerting, depending on the type of sound and the situation. Auditory input might be added in or removed, depending on the environment and any stressors present. If the environment includes other demands, it can help to eliminate extra auditory input. For example, some people like to turn off the car radio when navigating an unfamiliar route or prefer extra quiet when that are not feeling well. At other times, adding auditory input can increase focus, such as listening to classical music while studying.
Swings awaken the vestibular system and can be a wonderful way to keep active in the winter if you have a place for an indoor swing. Of course, there’s also always swings at your local park or playground platform swing: How does it feel to swing while keeping your head in different positions?Try sitting upright, laying on your side or sitting with your head on your knees
Light Up Toy
Simple and soothing light toys, like the Twilight Turtle, can encourage the visual system in children who have vision. Pairing the lights with music can also have a calming effect on many kids.
Tramploine And Body Socks
Infinity Cube I
Smart Kids Sensory Survival Kit - Learning Station Edition Primary (Grades K-12)
Fold & Go Trampoline
CanDo Vestibular Wedge - Small 10 in x 10 in
Schkidules visual schedules - Sensory Expansion Pack
These sensory based visual recipe experiments are perfect for classrooms that can not use food, or classrooms that have students that do not eat by mouth.They are great for practicing the life skills of following directions, measuring, mixing, pouring, kneading, sequencing, and identifying supplies