Okay, let's face it! Some kids just need a little sensory to help them get through their school day! Some kids benefit from a movement activity, while other kids benefit from tactile or proprioceptive input. One of the students I am presently working with loves tacitle stimulation when she's at her seat - as this type of input helps her focus and attend for activties that are structured in nature. For this particular student, I put some Velcro directly underneath her desk to give her the sensory input she needs to help her better pay attention for a teacher-directed activity.
It's super simple! All I did was cut a strip of Velcro, about 3 inches in length, and put it under the student's desk. Actually, I cut two 3 inch pieces - one from the rough side and one from the smooth side. When the student needs the sensory, she simply runs her fingers across the two strips of Velcro. What I love about this strategy is that it's simple, inexpensive - and effective! Plus, by putting the Velcro under the table, it's discreat, and doesn't attract attention from her peers.
So if you have a child or student who craves a little tactice input during his/her school day, try sticking some Velcro underneath her desk!
Whoever thought that Velcro could be used for this?!
Craig Gibson, M.Ed. is a Featured Blogger of the internationally acclaimed AutsmSpot.com. Craig is also the Editor in Charge of SensorySpot.com (sister site of AutismSpot.com). Craig can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.