Introduction: Sensory Rug
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) affects thousands of people who have been diagnosed. It is the condition where the brain has trouble processing input. Someone who has SPD may act lethargic or they may act hyper from time to time. When you notice those signs it is past time for a sensory break. Sensory breaks should be at scheduled times and they are crucial to maintaining a balance person.
This Sensory Rug has multiple stimulus and calming devices. It can be used at school, at home, anywhere. This one is small for the purpose of portability. You can roll the rug up put it into the bag and off you go. You do not have to leave the house, you can leave the current room and move to a different room.
This Sensory Rug has a Rice Bag (for tactile and heat), Sponges, Shelf Liner, Beads and a Fitness Ball. You are not limited to the above activities. Add activities that are suitable for your SPD person.
Step 1: Materials
Rug - the rug is used to provide a defined border as a designated place for sensory break or to deescalate a meltdown.
Sponges - Soft, squeezable used for creating resistance.
Non-Slip Shelf Liner - Textured and creates resistance.
Rice Bag - Can be heated in microwave and textured.
Beads - Textured for either feet or to rub with fingers.
Bag - From the front page is use to keep items together and for mobility. So you can bring your sensory devices where ever you go.
Now you have your Materials, let’s use a Sensory Rug.
Step 2: Application
These sensory devices can be used either with the feet as shown or can be held with hands. They are to help the person focus their energy on a single item. Because they are overwhelmed with environmental stimuli or need a sensory break.
Items that work are things that are soft or create resistance. To slow their motor down or to stimulate their motor. Find what works for your SPD person.
Next Observations & Summary
Step 3: Observations & Summary
Sensory breaks should be at scheduled times and they are crucial to maintaining a balance person. A Sensory Rug is a good tool to have on hand.
The benefits of this device are:
2) Multiple Interchangeable activities.
3) Inexpensive and easy to make.
I am satisfied with the results.
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