Recently I’ve been experimenting with Prezi- a free, online presentation creator. I’ve made a few Prezis for work and although it’s taken a while I’m finally getting to grips with it!
I created this Prezi to share with staff- it’s a very basic and simple introduction to sensory processing covering sensory processing disorder, sensory based motor disorder and sensory modulation disorder. Hope it proves useful to someone!
This is a super simple activity ideal for task and finish or TEACCH boxes- all you need is:
Simply laminate your paint charts, select some nice big buttons and then ask the children to match the buttons to the colours. A simpler activity would be to just have one colour rather than a whole chart of different tones but we already had these charts laminated froom a different activity and Little B enjoyed sorting the buttons along the line. I’ve also done this with just two colours of buttons and two charts rather than a whole set.
Many of the children I teach are sensory seekers- they love to touch, stroke, mouth and twiddle. One of my little ones developed a fascination with the feeling of my leggings. Everytime I sat anywhere near him he would pinch a handful (sometimes trapping some leg skin too!) and start rubbing the fabric. After a few bruises I decided to have a go at making something that might fulfil this sensory need in a more socially acceptable and non-bruising way. I’ve made ‘taggie blankets’ for friends babies and toddlers in the past and thought something similar might work.
These are really simple to make- you just need a sewing machine, some strips of fabric and ribbon and two squares of fabric.
Place the two square together right (pattern) sides together and insert the strip of fabric. Then nearly all the way round and turn right side out through the gap. I then oversew round and round at least twice to finish the gap off and to ensure the strips of ribbon and fabric are firmly attached.
These have been very popular with the kids in my class and I’ve spent many a happy evening sewing up new ones to take in favourite textures, patterns and colours. I’ve added a few dried peas and lavender into some and sewn lanyards on other so they are always around to help sooth and relax children.
Easy, simple, cheap and effective = a winner all round!