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What are the best sensory ideas that you have used?


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Not sure how in depth you are wanting, but here are some I've tried:
an aromatherapy diffuser with different essential oils for alerting or calming
gum or mints
a trampoline
a swing - hard to find room for a swing, though!
a glider/rocker, a rocking chair, a ball chair
squishy balls (stress balls)
a LARGE plastic storage tub filled with cheap, soft pillows for reading in
a plastic tub full of beans or rice to sit in
neck huggers (made with athletic socks filled with rice or beans)
scented hand lotions - the kids loved that
light filters on the fluorescent lights, lamps instead of overhead light
Hope that helps! I love experimenting with sensory ideas.

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What is best in a particular situation depends on what you are trying to accomplish (alerting, calming, etc.) and what the child's sensory needs are. I strongly suggest reading the Out-of-Sync books by Carol Kranowitz. Her first book, The Out-ofSync Child made a huge difference in my understanding of sensory needs and how to use sensory strategies effectively.
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Thanks, I will check it out.

I am a new ED teacher and just need ideas. Will check out the book.
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I have created calm down bottles using glitter, glycerin and water. We've also put play doh in balloons, used wiggle seats. It depends on what your student needs are!


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