Sensory activities for kids with autism are important to help regulate the sensory system. They are also fun and can promote increase learning, communication and interaction.
You may notice that your child has multiple food sensitivites, refuses to wear certain types of clothing, avoids getting his or her hands dirty or general hyperactivity and irritability. All of these symptoms can be caused by sensory dysfunction.
In honor of Occupational Therapy Awareness Month, I am sharing my favorite sensory guide with you : Sensory 101. If you purchase the guide during the month of April, they are offering 1 free paperback or ebook for each purchase so you have one to share for a friend. This guide was created by a group of occupational and physical therapy professionals.
At my center, I include a lot of sensory activities in the children’s programs because they tend to be very motivational for the kids and give us the opportunity to work on so many skills : communication, interaction, following steps, independent activities and more, depending on the organization of the activity.
These are 18 of my favorite sensory activities for kids with autism :
Understand your child’s sensory-seeking behavior and help your child work through it using the tips and activities in the Sensory 101 Guide developed by occupational and physical therapists.
11. Sensory Box Ideas.
13. Playdough Stamping.
14. Bow Tie Pasta Crafts.
If you are looking for a comprehensive sensory resource to better understand your child’s sensory-seeking behaviors and some activities you can do to help, I highly recommend the Sensory 101 Guide. For the entire month of April, they are offering a special promotion in honor of Occupational Therapy Awareness Month. If you buy 1 ebook or paperback book, you will receive a free book to share with a friend.
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