Resources

Shortcut links for this page: Videos to see, Books to read, and Sensory products to try.

To watch:

To Try:
Sensory accommodation for the fidgety, squirmy, and stimmy student at the piano, desk, and otherwise are your legal obligation. It is important to shift your attitude and accept that an accommodation is not an allowance for what you would otherwise perceive as a behavior problem, but rather an intentional act on your part to level the playing field so the task is achievable for all types of learners, regardless of their neurological differences.

sensorymat Sensory Rug – Mat to keep on floor under tables, desk, or under feet at the piano, or for sitting on piano bench. “Meadow Grass Bath Mat” on Bed Bath & Beyond, or on Ebay. Cheap, 100% vinyl, measures 14″ W x 25 1/2″ L, Machine wash. Most Popular! Read what one music therapist had to say about this mat.
Nubby Textured Slap Bracelet for Stimming Nubby Textured Slap Bracelet for Stimming – Originally found at Target in the party favors section, also available on Ebay as “Spike Spiky Wrap Snap Slap Bracelets” or Amazon as “Spiky Cuff Snap Bracelet”
sensorymat Tactile soft caterpillar stretch toy – Puffer-stretch tactile sensory toy with caterpillar nubs. Perfect for people with lower muscle tone, vestibular, and motor planning stim needs. Only a few inches long, discreet for keeping in a hoodie pocket at school. Search on Ebay for “Colorful Crawlie Crawly Tactile Caterpillar Stretchy Fidget Toy” or Amazon as “Stretchy Caterpillar tactile fidget sensory toy”
Stimmy Balls – Precisely 1.25″ size, to fit inside palms of hands when all fingers are closed over it.   Safe to wash and dry in your machine with clothes. Keep some in every pocket, every day. Called “Hedge Balls” or “Porcupine Balls”, often sold as cat toys on Ebay. Add the keyword “Lot” to find a bulk pack.
weightedblanket Weighted Blanket for sleeping – Available in all sizes, with grownup fabric patterns choices. Machine washable.  Will also work for naps, or defragging, regrouping, calming, or recovering from meltdowns.
epsomsalt Epsom Salt With Lavender – Use a generous amount (1/2 cup) with each bath, to calm sensory nerves. Also available in plain without lavender, since the lavender scent might be intolerable for some people. Resealable bag for convenience.
sensorybracelet-PUFFERSPIKE Puffer Spike Bracelet pictured at left, or larger and more obvious Squigglets Bracelets by Toysmith –  Tactile sensory bracelet is wearable chewelry for chomping, chewing, pulling, and fidgeting.
tanktop Compression Tank Top – Positive sensory input directly on skin has a similar effect as a weighted vests. Designed to be layered under clothing. Soft cotton with painless merrow-stitched seams.  Same pattern front/back for hassle-free dressing.

To Read

Check out my Blog articles on the subject of stimming and sensory overload. Archives menu is on the right side of the page organized by month. You may also use the search function on the upper right-hand corner of my website to search for “stimming” for articles tagged with the keyword.

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