Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sparkly Sensory Fun

We reviewed our sensory activities in the classroom for high schoolers with autism.  Initially, some of the students weren't too keen on having their hands coated with canola oil or the good-smelling orange Kool-Aid playdough but they loved it once they were gently encouraged to explore the materials.

We focused on applying deep pressure via an (amateur) passive hand massage using the canola oil and also pressing the playdough on and between the fingers.
Even though the playdough was already sparkly we added a bunch more glitter.

Better to alert you to the task, my dears.


fayis pk said...

am OT student from india ,,,i wana know "how to improve inhand manipulation skills childrens and both adults?thank you

School System Occupational Therapist in Virginia said...

Hi fayis pk: Thanks for your comments. I learned alot from reading this book when I was a beginning therapist:
Developmental Hand Dysfunction:
Theory, Assessment, and Treatment. The author is Rhoda Erhardt