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Benefits of Children Using Sensory Calming Tools

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Benefits of Children Using Sensory Calming Tools

Jeanette Loftus 

child with sensory differences blowing on a pinwheel Benefits of Children Using Sensory Calming Tools
Sensory calming tools can be very beneficial for children for a lot of different reasons. These sensory tools can help children with sensory processing disorders regulate their sensory input.  Using calming sensory tools can improve behavior, self regulation and attention. 

There are many different types of sensory calming tools and toys available for children. These tools and toys have their unique benefits. Some of the most popular types of sensory calming tools include:

Weighted blankets provide deep pressure input which can be very calming for children who struggle with sensory processing disorder.

Sensory fidget toys provide tactile input and can help children to focus and reduce their anxiety.

Chew toys provide oral stimulation and can be calming for children who need to chew.

Sensory bottles provide visual and auditory stimulation. They can be very calming for children who are overstimulated.

Children with sensory processing disorder require the use of sensory calming tools to help them regulate their sensory input. When a child is feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated they may become anxious, withdrawn or have a sensory meltdown. Sensory calming toys can help children with sensory differences to calm down. 

A sensory diet is a personalized plan that is created by your child occupational therapist (OT) that provides your child with the sensory input they need. A sensory diet may include different sensory calming tools and toys. Sensory calming tools can be beneficial for children with sensory processing disorder. These sensory tools can help children regulate their sensory input. 
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DISCLAIMER: I am not an Occupational Therapist. I am an adult who has Sensory Processing Disorder, a sensory parent and a Grandma. The information on this website is not medical advice and does not replace the information that your child's therapists gives you. These are just ideas and information that I have learned myself over the years of being a parent and an adult living with SPD. If you are concerned for your child, please always seek medical attention through a family doctor, pediatrician or therapist. This website is for suggestions and informational purposes only. Each child is different and what works for one child may not for another because all children have different needs. Please always consult with a professional. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links on my website.  Each of your purchases through links on my website for Amazon affiliation links or sponsored links support me but no additional cost to you so thank you. I appreciate it so much!