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 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.