Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sensory Exploration While You're Waiting

Although this sweetie is included in everything her classmates in early childhood special ed do, she does have a little extra time on her hands now and then.  When this happens it's a good opportunity to provide her with interesting textures for additional sensory exploration.

The luscious pink blanket was a real find at Goodwill a few months ago.  Having it covering some of her wheelchair tray helps to motivate her to reach her arms and hands out to enjoy the soft texture. 

The green brush is really a lint brush I found at Marshalls last week, but it feels too wonderful to use it only for that.  We don't use the brush for deep pressure tactile input, just as an enticing object for her to explore with her fingertips.  Before trying it with her I used it myself for several days, as a mesmerizing relaxation tool for my hands.  It would be wonderful for long meetings...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great idea!