Sensory Tools

Sensory Tools

Blue sunglasses and yellow noise-reducing headphones

What is it?

Tools that can help regulate sensory over- or under-stimulation.

Where is it found?

Many classes will have a box of sensory tools, or they might be around the classroom.

How do I use it?

Some sensory tools can help stimulate: Sensory brush, gum/starbursts, citrus essential oil*

Some sensory tools can help calm: lotion, lavender essential oil*

Some sensory tools can help with sensory overload: Sunglasses, noise-cancelling headphones

*When working with scents, make sure your students don’t have any sensitivity to certain aromas or essential oils.

Sensory Brushing

Sensory brushing has a very specific protocol in order to be used correctly, which includes proprioceptive input of the joints along with the brushing. It it important to be properly trained, if this is a tool that you plan on using.

Introduction to Sensory Brushing protocols


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Needs it Addresses