In this video, NAPA pediatric occupational therapist Erin shares some tools that she uses when helping her sensory seeking friends. If you prefer text, we have transcribed the video for you below. For more information on sensory seeking, feel free to browse through these related blog posts. We hope you find these tips helpful!
So, those are our friends that are constantly moving their bodies. They might be trying to touch everything in their environment or running into or bumping into objects or people in their environment. We’ll talk about a couple things that we can do to kind of help organize them throughout their day.
There are some great tools that you can use.
These tools can be placed on a child’s lap during fine motor and feeding tasks.
In addition, the use of vestibular input. So, linear vestibular input is going to be calming. Placing a child on a swing and swinging them in a back-and-forth linear motion. Avoiding rotary input as that tends to be alerting and can be disorganizing.
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