Sensory Challenges And Sensory Solutions

I am asked daily what sensory tools and equipment would be best for each sensory symptoms. I decided to build a page full of sensory challenges and sensory solutions to help parents and caregivers. 

Every child who has Sensory Processing Disorder will have different sensory needs and will require different sensory tools for their sensory diet

Talk to your child's Occupational Therapist and ask which sensory tools would be best for your child's sensory diet. 

Here are some ideas for different sensory tools that could be helpful for your child's sensory symptoms.  I will continue to add new helpful sensory products over time. 

Provides sensory play with endless possible positions.
The combination of swinging and compression is a great way to soothe and decompress.
Did you know? Swinging engages the vestibular system located deep within the inner ear. Responsible for body awareness and position.
Swinging Benefits all children improving body awareness, muscle tone, balance and coordination.
Also great for children diagnosed with ADHD and autism will find the swing a great benefit for the sensory output, focus and calming effects. 

Dress Up To Calm Down Our weighted costumes have velcro interior pockets with removable weights in the body of the costume both in the front and back, which act to provide deep pressure (proprioceptive input) to the trunk helping with self-regulation and calming, organizing focus and attention, and anxiety. 
Our weighted costumes will help kids with sensory processing difficulties be able to participate in everyday life activities with greater comfort and ease.
Includes costume and removable weights.
If you just want to purchase costume due to having weights at home, pockets included in costume.

BLEUM CAMISOLE Our Bleum camisoles are super comfortable and offer you smooth coverage in ultra-soft, lightweight heather fabrics. It's the perfect and extra layer under your favorite dress and t-shirt. Or simply by itself.

Designed with a shelf bra for extra coverage & support
Adjustable straps for the perfect fit
Minimal seams and tag free for comfort
Lightweight and breathable for your active life

With minimal seams, our Bleum cami gives smooth lines under your favorite shirt, jersey or can be worn by itself. It’s so comfortable that it makes for great sleepwear, too!

Starry Night - Calming Sensory Compression Sheet
We specialise in calming the sensory system using Calmtex® Sleep fabric, which has been designed specifically for sensory care.
JettProof sensory sheets slip over the mattress and are open ended, making it easy to remove for washing.
Our sensory sheets are the perfect addition for any child or adult living with Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder or PTSD, by providing calming sensory input.
All stitching is on the outside, away from the skin.
Available for Single, King Single, Double, Queen and King size beds

Uniquely Regal Kids Adapter Romper Chest Pocket: This is not your easy on, easy off rompers, which is why ours is so unique. These rompers are designed to keep your little one's dressed, always and out of their diapers/undies. Your sensory seeker or avoider will be comfy and enjoy playing unrestricted in our soft, stretchy fabric. Added, fully lined inseam, invisible zipper for easy diaper and potty access makes these the most au-some onesies for your kid. 
Our escape proof rompers are constructed with a mid-length back zipper, double closure system and an invisible zipper in the inseam that assures no hands access and littles will not be able to remove the onesie by themselves, yet easy for adults to handle. Your sensory seeker will look cute and comfy styled in their one-piece outfit. Available in 3-4T to 9-10.

SmartKnitKIDS TRULY SEAMLESS Completely free of seams, our patented product is knit like a cocoon, starting from the toe up, providing comfort and relief to children who struggle with “bumps & lumps” in their socks.
UNIQUE NO HEEL DESIGN “No heel” design allows children to put on socks with confidence and keeps little feet from outgrowing their socks so quickly.
“HUGS” LITTLE FEET Stretchy Corespun and Lycra yarns result in a form-fitting design that “hug” little feet and help eliminate wrinkling and bunching. Because socks fit snugly, they won't slip off those wiggliest little toes.

SENSE-ATIONAL YOU Sensory-Friendly Hoodie
Features a no tags and flat seams design!

What else makes it so special? Magnetic closures! This allows for independent dressing without tricky fine motor requirements.

Elastic in the hood gives a faux drawstring look.
Made out of 85% cotton 15% polyester French Terry with a loop back.

Sensory Theraplay Box
Monthly Box Subscriptions Toys that bring a smile to your child's face, delivered to your door monthly. Wonderful items to help your child self regulate... or simply for fun therapeutic play! 
Each box will contain 5-6 sensory items
Boxes ship out the 1st week of each monthToys to help develop important sensory motor skills & stimulate the senses. Engage your child in fun, silly sensory play!
Boxes ship out the first week of each month
Items are therapeutic & can be calming or help manage anxiety
Curated for children with autism/ sensory needs in mind, but suitable for children of all abilities

Emagine A Better mornings for the whole family! The bedside companion that improves sleep and helps wake better through proven science. Deep sleepers wake up refreshed while providing sleep training for early risers. Tick Tock Turtle's simple light up pattern also teaches children of all ages how to tell time! REDUCES MORNING GROGGINESS AND IRRITABILITY
On-board gyro sensor monitors body movement to wake you in your lightest sleep cycle. Gradual sunrise light promotes NATURAL waking through light therapy
Proprietary long and short wavelength LED's for sleep and wake enhancement
Sleep trainer for early wakers with a countdown light pattern

Doorway Therapy Hammock Swing - Calm Violet The DreamGYM therapy hammock swing is a high-quality rope chair designed for ultimate comfort! This soft lounger conforms to your body position while the breathable netting material offers maximum relaxation. This amazing design will conform to your needs whether you want to sit up or lay way back. It is highly comfortable and offers relaxation and comfort at the highest level. This hammock swing comes with an adjustable chrome-plated bar. It is easily installed in 26" to 36" door frames. The bar is secured by screw-in metal brackets. The bar does not interfere with closing or opening the door.

Kozie Clothes Colorful Plain and Simple Kozie Compression Short Sleeve Shirt 
Kid’s Therapeutic Compression Inner or Outer Garment for Deep Calming Pressure
Our stylish and fun unisex compression top is made of comfy 4-way stretch fabric which allows the child to work or play creatively and actively. Our sensory compression top can be worn as an outer or inner garment while providing deep pressure calming and organizing sensory input. Relevant styling is the key to our non-stigmatizing apparel.  These popular shirts are designed to hug the shoulders, body trunk, and hips.  Evidence suggests that weight and pressure inputs provide both tactile and proprioceptive input to the body, calming the central nervous system as well as providing postural support and input to weak, floppy, or low tone (hypotonia) musculature. 

Mazi + Mom Clothing
Clothing for little girls who can’t stand clothing!
Sensory processing disorder clothing, sensitive kids, soft clothing…
call it whatever you want....but end the morning tears!
After years of not being able to find comfortable soft clothes that Mazi could wear, we set out to create our own. End the tears when getting dressed, and look cute at the same time!

hand2mind Blue Indoor Scooter Board with Safety Handles for Kids Ages 6-12, Plastic Floor Scooter Board 

Work on coordination while having fun with this scooter board for kids.

Children will have fun building motor skills inside and outside.

Handles keep hands away from rolling wheels, while the hard plastic design is durable and bright. Plastic wheels won't damage floors

Kritter Kids Swimming Axolotl Girls Dress
Features an unattached cross-over bodice giving even more stretch for growing girls.

Equipped with a full circle skirt, perfect for twirling, with matching cart wheel shorts.

Length of the dresses are longer than typical so when that troublesome growth-spurt does hit, they will still be a modest length.

NO TAGS inside the bodice making it Sensory Friendly.
OH, and did I mention they have POCKETS!!!

KidsErgo is the safe and healthy way to sit. Children are happier and learn better when they can "work out the wiggles," releasing energy in a safe and healthy way. Movement keeps the mind awake and focused. Use KidsErgo as a children’s desk chair or flexible seating in the classroom.
Active sitting on the ergonomic KidsErgo helps encourage good posture, build core strength, and promote healthy backs. Dynamic sitting also engages the vestibular and proprioceptive systems of growing children. KidsErgo is "better than the ball" because it’s safe, sturdy, and provides more stability.

Gaiam Kids Peanut Bounce Desk Chair - Exercise Yoga Balance Stability Sitting Ball
Promotes healthy posture, core strength, and increases blood flow to improve concentration and balance. Kids can straddle and bounce while getting the wiggles out. Ideal for boys and girls ages 5-8.
A flexible seat made for high energy, active or adhd kids who will enjoy a unique form of fitness and fun way of being seated.
Ball movements encourage blood flow to the brain that results in increased attentiveness, decreased restlessness, and lack of boredom and distractions at home or in the classroom.

Created by an Occupational Therapy team, Sensory Sid Activities Cards are designed to improve sensory processing and regulation. Realizing that families need a simple way to help their child with sensory processing disorder we set out to create the solution.
In just 10 minutes, these cards will guide your child through a fun, well-rounded sensory diet. The activities use common household items—no fancy therapy equipment is needed!
44 large, sturdy, fully colored, and illustrated cards
Addresses four sensory categories: vestibular, tactile, active, and passive proprioception

Sensory Mat Module Set of Massage Game Mats for Kids Orthopedic Massage Puzzle Floor Mats Sensory Toys
Kids Floor Mat Set Contains: 8 modules

It helps to build nerve connections in the brain. It encourages the development of motor skills.

Sensory Steps for Kids Activity Stimulates a Young Child's Senses of Touch

Sensory Mat can be as Therapy Equipment and Assists Autistic Toddlers & Children with Sensory Issues

Smunchies® are a 2-in-1 hair & sensory accessory lovingly made to provide discrete sensory companionship at home or on the go with unmatched hold & lift for your hair.
Pinch, smoosh, fidget & squeeze to your heart's content. Smunchies are designed with your wellness in mind providing an easy go-to for self-soothing and sensory processing.
We strive to curate luscious and soothing textures, colors, and patterns that deliver a sensory experience with just the right squish and give for tingle-worthy feels.

Weighted blankets are a sensory tool that often Occupational Therapists recommend for children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety and Autism to assist with calming and sleep. 
The weight is intended to provide proprioceptive input to the brain, which has a calming and organizing effect on the central nervous system. Children with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism crave pressure. 

Sensory compression sheets are perfect for any child or adult living with anxiety, ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder or PTSD as they provide calming sensory input. 
Sensory compression sheets are a great alternative to weighted because they are not as heavy and much cooler.
Sensory compression sheets are made with a stretchy light weight fabric that wraps around the mattress.
Compression sheets make you feel like you are receiving a hug all night while you sleep. This feeling helps kids sleep better from toddlers through to big kids and adults.

Sensory calm down bottles are great for several different sensory needs including auditory input, vestibular input and visual awareness. 
Sensory calming bottles are a quick way to calm down children, avoid meltdowns and assist children when managing emotions. 
Pass it to your child and ask them to give it a shake. Shaking the sensory bottle is sensory proprioceptive input. They will be absolutely mesmerized watching the glitter or items in the jar move and fall to the bottom or looking for items in the rice or beans. Sensory bottles encourage mindfulness, focus and calm for when children or adults are feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Watching them can be a great reset because they can be so captivating to watch. 

Children and adults who have Sensory Processing Disorder can often seek out oral stimulation. You may notice your child chewing on pencils, hair, fingers, clothing and other objects if they are oral seeker. 
If your child is putting objects in their mouth that is unsafe and not sanitary you may want to consider using some tools to help them. 
Often when children do this, they will stain their clothing or ruin objects in your home or at school. Are they reaching for any and all objects to satisfy their overwhelming need to chew? A very common reason why children chew is anxiety or stress, like those who chew their nails. Chewing provides proprioceptive input on their jaw. Children could be stressed or anxious when they get upset, frustrated, sad or nervous about an event or something new.

A picture schedule is a series of pictures that are sequenced in an order either horizontally or vertically for a specific purpose. They can be used in many different ways. Some may show a series of tasks to complete a job or a sequence of activities to do. 
Visual schedules are positive behavioral supports that use pictures to communicate a sequence of events to a child. Children are visual learners and can navigate the world around them better when they can see what you are telling them. 
Picture schedules help to put the child and the adult on the same page with better communication, organization and predictability. Because of this, they are known to reduce stress, build confidence, improve self-management and increase compliant behavior.

It can be difficult to sit still, stay calm and not touch anything when you have ADHD or Sensory Processing Disorder especially in school this can be challenging for kids to pay attention and get their school work completed. Fidgets can help children focus better. There's so many different fidgets and each child will have their own sensory needs so not all fidgets will work the same for each child. Sometimes you need to try several to see which one is best for your child. 
Some children need fidgets for chewing, others need fidgets for focus and some need fidgets to redirect behaviors such as picking.
When a child is fidgeting you may notice they are twirling their hair, chewing on their clothing or tapping things with their fingers or they can't sit still.  Fidgets are great sensory tools for self-regulation. They can be calming and help your child with focus and attention.


Hands-on, mistake-free fun and learning! Wikki Stix are a tactile, sensory and engaging product which can be used to help children and adults with special needs…in myriad ways.
Made in the USA, Wikki Stix are non-toxic of course, and bring a fun and colorful approach to challenging issues. Because Wikki Stix are easy to peel up and reposition, they are virtually “mistake-free” which helps build self-esteem.
May assist with focus and attention when used as a quiet fidget tool
May assist with cognitive development by providing kinesthetic learning opportunities
Fine motor skills activities and development
Tactile learning and sensory stimulation

Created by three SLPs, PRE Boxes are sensory boxes that actually prepare your child for an experience! "Getting ready" has never been so easy...or fun! Proactive Regulatory Experience (PRE) Box is a first of its kind sensory box that incorporates sensory play while preparing kids for an experience.
Each box includes items for sensory play, visual supports (social story/PRE story, visual schedule) for kids and parents, and tips on how to play incorporating speech and language targets for the child. 
PRE BOX was developed to help children add "tools" to their toolbox to enhance their communication skills while navigating through daily life as they learn and grow.


Lucky & Me Grayson Boys Organic Cotton Boxer Briefs (3-Pack) Organic cotton boxer briefs are the style of choice with a logo elastic band that won't bind or roll.

These organic boys boxer briefs are so cool and comfortable, dad may get jealous that they don’t come in his size. Made from 100% GOTS Certified organic cotton, the Grayson Boxer Briefs are crafted for ultimate breathability.

Don’t be fooled by Grayson’s soft touch, these durable undies can handle even the most rough-and-tumble wear. The logo printed elastic waistband won’t roll down or leave marks so boys will be free to move and play without distraction.

Crazy Aaron's Putty Color Shock & Holo Mini Tins (.47oz Each) Sun Beam, Coral Reef, Eternal Flame & Moonlight Gift Set Bundle - 4 Pack
Crazy Aaron's Putty Color Shock & Holo Mini Tins (.47oz each) Sun Beam, Coral Reef, Eternal Flame & Moonlight Gift Set Bundle - 4 Pack, is AWESOME!
his is an amazing set of 4 (2 Inch, .47oz) Mini Tins from Crazy Aaron! HOLO - Holographic glitter and sparkle! - Color Shock - New technology features two colors in one! HOLO - Holographic glitter and sparkle!
Color Shock - New technology features two colors in one! Gluten free, latex free and amazing for special needs, party favors & much more!
For Ages 3 and up - Fun for the whole family!

Can't get your child ready for bath time? If your child refuses to wash their hair because of stinging and soapy eyes. Don't fear the Lil' Rinser has come to your rescue.
Its soft rim contours fit smoothly yet snuggly against a child's head and channels water and soap away from sensitive areas. 
Lil' Rinser is a watertight, form fitting solution for keeping soap, water and shampoo out of a young child's eyes, ears and mouth.
A convenient and comfortable soft grip handle allows parents to hold the Lil Rinser in place.
Lil' Rinser is made of firm, yet flexible plastic.

Does your child chew their pencils? Chewy pencil toppers provide multiple therapeutic benefits by serving as a chewy, a finger fidget and a source of proprioceptive input. Simply put, this pencil topper provides multiple types of sensory input so that you can calm down and relax no matter what type of stimulation you need. 
Use to help strengthen oral motor and facial muscles. Promotes oral motor exploration, chewing and mouthing.
Helps redirect from chewing on clothing, fingers and other items.
Supports challenges of ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism.

There are so many benefits for children who have Sensory Processing Disorder to bounce on a trampoline. 
Trampolines are great for a child's sensory diet because they provide proprioceptive and vestibular sensory input and can assist with sensory regulation. 
Jumping on a trampoline can reduce anxiety because it can be very soothing and calming to children who have Sensory Processing Disorder. Our kids need sensory stimulation and require movement. 
Children who have ADHD, Autism or Sensory Processing Disorder require a sensory diet to keep them regulated. Jumping on a trampoline before transitions or before doing homework can help them with impulse control and focus better. 

Active seating options are great for sensory seekers. Sensory seating can be a great way to help children sit longer, focus better and finish tasks. 
Children with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism seek out vestibular input.  Active seating options can be sensory tools used for balance and burning off access energy at school and at home. 
Active seating can be yoga balls, stools, bean bag chairs or other sensory seating options. 
For some homes or classrooms, there are several options for flexible seating. Allowing children to choose the seat they would like to use and where they are most comfortable to use the seat. This gives a child an opportunity to have some control in choosing what feels best for them. 

Clary Sage + Cypress Essential Oil FOCUS Rollerball Blend

Apply FOCUS Rollerball Blend - part of the Star Essence Line of products - to your pulse points before heading out the door in the morning. Stay alert and sharp during that big meeting or to help you power through and get your projects completed.

Safe and developed for children. FOCUS Rollerball blend will provide a sense of relaxation combined with the ability to maintain concentration. Use before a test or a big assignment to help your student stay balanced. 

Calming Clippers are the Silent Haircutting Kit for Children with Autism and Sensory Sensitivity. The haircutting Kit for Sensory Sensitivity For sensitive kids, buzzing clippers are too much to handle and a visit to the barbershop can end in a meltdown.
This quiet alternative to electric clippers allows anyone to give relaxed haircuts at home! A quiet, gentle alternative to buzzing clippers that anyone can use.
Included with Calming Clippers
Barber cape, Haircutting Guide and Zippered Bag included. SNUG, with soft gel finger inserts, MEDIUM with thin smooth inserts or LOOSE with no inserts.

Compression clothing is like a firm and gentle hug which can be a perfect way to expose your child with neurological or medical conditions to both tactile and proprioceptive deep pressure sensory input.
 Evidence shows this type of sensory input has calming effects on the child’s central nervous system. 
Deep pressure input can help improve calm, organization, mood, etc., by increasing endorphin levels (happy hormones-such as dopamine and serotonin), while slowing down involuntary functions related to stress and anxiety, such as heart rate and blood pressure, and decreasing the stress hormone cortisol.

Sensory body socks are a fun sensory activity that provides proprioceotive and vestibular sensory input. 

Body socks are a creative way to improve balance, position in space and motor skills. Body socks can also be calming and regulate a child's behavior.  

Sensory body socks promote focus. Ideal for children who have Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD and Autism. 

Does your child refuse to wear underwear or socks? That's very common with Sensory Processing Disorder. Have you tried turning your child's socks inside out or purchased sensory seamless socks?  Underwear can be extremely difficult for children with clothing sensitivities. There are many brands that are seamless with different styles. Unfortunately, it is quite common to buy a lot of different underwear before you find the right ones for your child. 
If your child's sensory tactile defensiveness is becoming worse, you may want to have a sensory evaluation done by an Occupational Therapist. An OT will start a sensory diet based on your child's needs. Having a negative reaction to touch can overwhelm your child, can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. 

Senso Brush Oral motor Stimulator Professional Series Proven Effective
Speech Pathologist Approved, Device
Offers instant calming for difficult feeders
Perfect for use on gums, cheeks, or outside of mouth. The all new Senso brush by Sensory University is an excellent tool for both therapists and parents. Children with many sensory disorders are constantly seeking sensory stimulation. The Senso brush can be used to directly stimulate areas of the mouth both inside and out. Due to its alternating textures, this brush is perfect for children with feeding difficulties. By introducing new textures, you will find it easier for a child to process a wider variety of food textures. 

Weighted lap pads are great for hyperactive, anxious or sensory seeking children who need the calm and comfort on their bodies. 

Weighted lap pads are also good for proprioceptive input, and deep pressure for calming the nervous system.

Weighted lap pads are sensory tools that promote regulation.

Weighted lap pads are particularly helpful tools for people with Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Autism. 

When your child doesn't like having their hair brushed there's several brushes that can make it so much easier for them.
Ask your child to choose a brush that feels good for them and you can also take it along to the salon with you. 

Knot Genie is a popular option for detangling brushes for children who have Sensory Processing Disorder. 

Children who have Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD or Autism can really struggle with clothing. Clothes can often be painful and feel extremely uncomfortable. 

Cut the tags out of your children's clothing. Tags can feel so sharp for a child with sensory challenges. 

Turning socks inside out can also be helpful too because the seams are outside the socks. 

When you do find clothing that your child can tolerate, try to buy as many patterns, colors and sizes as possible. 
Shop for clothing that are sensory friendly.

The Wilbarger Deep Pressure Proprioceptive Technique is a deep pressure technique used with children and adults who have sensory defensiveness.
Most parents notice a difference in focus, self-awareness and self-control. Always consult with an Occupational Therapist  
The complete routine should only take about three minutes. This technique can be incorporated into a sensory diet schedule. 
Some children really like brushing and will seek out the brush and bring it to their parents, teachers, or caregivers. Other children tolerate it with little reaction, and occasionally a child is resistive. If the child continues to resist, and you see negative changes, you must reconsider the use of the technique and contact the therapist. 

Honey Bee Tree is a downright darling game that's marvelous for building eye-hand coordination, pinch grasp, and fine motor skills.
After inserting the leaves into the see-thru honey tree a great visual-motor task in itself), players carefully pull leaves out of the tree, trying not to wake up the little sleeping bumble bees... 
cause the bees will come tumbling out if you pull the wrong leaf!
The cute little bees are fun for oodles of other fine motor activities too like sorting 'em with our skinny mini squeezers therapy tongs, hiding 'em in therapy putty, translating 'em palm to fingertips, and much more! 

Wobble cushions or core balance discs are great sensory wiggle seats for kids who have Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism and ADHD

Wiggle seats provide sensory input, effectively help children stay focused and sit longer. 

Wiggle seats help kids move and bounce while staying in their seat and on task at school and at home. 

Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) have a hard time filtering and organizing sensory input. This overflow of information puts stress on the nervous system, causing sensory meltdowns. 

Sensory input, like cuddling and swinging calms the body’s “fight or flight” response. Sensory swings make your child feel safe, soothing their overly stimulated senses.

Another benefit of sensory swings is an increase balance and coordination. When children have trouble processing vestibular input, their body doesn’t know how to move within their environment. 

A sensory bin is a container filled with items that stimulate your child's senses. Sensory bins are a great tactile play activity for children with Sensory Processing Disorder and they can also be beneficial for your child's fine motor development. A sensory bin designed to assist your child with their sensory diet. The possibilities are absolutely endless. Sensory bins do not need to be expensive. They can be made with most safe items around your home. Sensory bins are a way for your child to explore their senses and learn. Sensory bins don't require a lot of contents or much space. 
Sensory bins can help your child with fine motor, gross motor development, fidgeting, exploring their senses, self-regulation, language development, learning to tolerate new textures, hand and eye coordination and build self-confidence. 

In order to woo your picky eater, you need a great game plan. Dinner Winner turns mealtime into a fun board game. 

It is a healthy race to the finish where a special covered treat awaits!

Each DINNER WINNER tray provides eat-as-you-go action that helps even the fussiest eaters make it through a meal. 

The tray divides into eight portions, with an extra covered portion for dessert.

Children who have Sensory Processing Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder or Autism can have sound sensitivities and hearing protection can be a very helpful tool for them to use.  Hearing sensitivities can have an impact on a child and how they function at home or in their community. Adults can also have hearing sensitivities too. Most people who have hearing sensitivities will avoid places they know are overwhelming or too loud. 
What may appear to us as not loud, could be very loud for a child who has Sensory Processing Disorder. A noise that is low for us could cause a child to have sensory overload. A child could feel comfortable in some environments without using noise reduction headphones while others it could be too much for them. 

Expandable breathing ball For Kids & Adults
Relax and calm your mind & body with this expandable breathing ball techniques that is designed to bring the body into a state of deep relaxation

Expands from 5.5" to 12" Hold in front of your belly, take deep breath in while expandable breathing ball, exhale slowly while contracting the sphere.

Can be used for kids or adults with anxiety, calming in classroom, fidget or mindful breathing exercise.

Fine Motor Skill Toys
Get back to basics with this classic lacing toy that inspires learning, creativity, & fine motor skill development. The large, chunky plastic beads and easy to handle strings are blazing with color — and just right for curious little hands!
Want to encourage your toddler's learning and development without skimping on the fun?
3 Bees and me jumbo linking beads is a timeless toy for preschoolers and toddlers that delivers hours of engagement while helping your child cultivate essential skills. 

Gaiam Kids balance exercise Stability Yoga Ball Kids Alternative Flexible Seating for Active Children in Home or Classroom
Perfect for sitting, playing, or improving stability and balance through exercise, this child size balance ball is an essential for active, high-energy kids as it reduces restlessness and fidgeting while promoting a healthy posture and getting the 'wiggles out'. 
When used as a seat or desk chair. The exercise ball promotes constant movement that increases blood flow to the brain, leading to better focus and concentration in class or at home. 

Children with Sensory Processing Disorder are hyposensitive and hypersensitive. A sensory seeker is hyposensitive, and an avoider is hypersensitive. A seeker may enjoy an electric toothbrush while an avoider may want a really soft bristle toothbrush when brushing their teeth. Most children who have SPD are sensitive to the taste of toothpaste and will want non-flavored toothpaste
Let your child choose a flavor toothpaste or the type of brush they would like to try. Each child is different. You may need to try different sizes, different bristles, different flavors, no flavor, or different colors. 
This unflavored toothpaste was initially developed as a result of autistic children who have sensory challenges with taste. 

Ark's Tran-Quill Vibrating Pencil (Z-Vibe® Handle with Pencil Tip attachment) This ultimate sensory tool to work on handwriting skills! ARK's Tran-Quill™ Vibrating Pencil has a smooth, gentle vibration that provides sensory input to the hand without affecting the actual writing/drawing. The vibration, texture, and weight of the handle can help increase focus and concentration, improve rote muscle memory, normalize writing speed, increase hand strength and dexterity, and decrease the grip force used to hold the crayon.
Perfect for homework, note-taking, and more. Highly recommended for individuals with sensory integration issues and/or poor fine motor control.

Weighted vests and pressure are great for proprioceptive sensory input and calming when your child is on the go.

The deep pressure sensory input from weighted vests and pressure vests can give a child’s body the pressure they crave.

Deep touch pressure can reduce anxiety, improve attention, decrease hyperactivity, improve body awareness and assist with self-regulation.

Wearing a pressure vest or a weighted vest feels like wearing a gentle hug.

Stepping Stones - Kid Friendly Balance Blocks - 11 Piece Set Slip Resistant Durable Plastic Teaches Kids Balance and Coordination
From toddlers who are beginning to explore, to providing a sense of calm for children with special needs, Little Chubby One delivers high-quality sensory toys as well as other innovative products for children of all ages. These products are designed to stimulate sensory processing through visual, auditory and tactile stimulation; develop critical thinking skills; and keep children engaged and feeling secure. High-quality construction and safe materials are used for each product, ensuring safe play for children, and peace of mind for parents and caretakers.

Bouncyband Small Comfy Peapod Sensory Pad  Fun, Inflatable Peapod Chair Provides Therapeutic Sensory Relief and Compression for Kids  Create a sense of security, reduce anxiety and excess energy with the Bouncyband Peapod Inflatable Chair. Kids ages 3-6 will experience soothing deep pressure and a caressing hug, perfect for those who are fidgety and can’t sit still. Peapod chair will become a kid’s favorite place to decompress. Three separate inflatable sections enable them to rock from side to side, expelling excess energy, soothing and comforting while developing muscle coordination and balance.
Beneficial for all kids, including those with ADHD, autism and sensory processing disorder.

Creativity for Kids Sensory Bin: Ice Cream Shop Playset - Pretend Play, Early Learning for Girls and Boys 
Create your own play and pretend cool treats with the ultimate sensory experience! Engage the senses with a play space that's packed with easy to mold sensory sand in 3 colors, pom poms, rainbow beads, ice cream cones, bowl and more.
Sensory bins allow children to discover, imagine and learn while engaging their senses. Place the self-contained sensory bin on a tablecloth or towel and scoop, sort, dig and build for easy clean up and endless hours of hands-on play!

Bilibo Deceptively simple, magically attractive, Bilibo's iconic shape and bright colors immediately appeal to children. Developed in collaboration with child development specialists from University Hospital, Zurich, Bilibo's unique form arouses curiosity, sparks imagination, and encourages creativity. 
Children sit in and on, rock in, spin themselves around in, carry, wear, and peek through Bilibo. Making a line of multiple Bilibos, children walk, hop, and jump from one to another. Occupational therapists rave about the value of Bilibo and its benefits to children, particularly about the way children can experience gravity in different ways.

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.

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