Exercises to show what SPD is like?

Hello,


I am doing a presentation on autism in a few weeks for my job, and I will be including a section on SPD. I wanted to get the listeners involved by doing some exercises or such that can maybe give them a bit of info into what SPD is like. I got a few ideas from a resource teacher (such as trying to tie your shoes wearing winter clothers), but there will be 6-7 small groups at the time, and I would like to have a few others as well to shake things up. Anything you can share would really be appreciated, thanks!

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Jun 21, 2009
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tactile under senstive
by: Anonymous

Try to perform tasks while wearing oven gloves , going to the toilet, writing their name and address, and doing their shoe laces, I did it to try and understand how my son felt when he was doing a task it was very difficult.

Jun 20, 2009
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I'd love to hear how it went
by: Crista

I've had such a hard time explaining to people WHAT SPD is let alone how it effects people.

Jun 09, 2009
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here ya go
by: Anonymous

Have them write or draw a picture in the dark with a strobe light on. have them hunch over... run a strip of scotch tape from shoulder to shoulder... stand up straight... now function.

May 25, 2009
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Show them
by: Kim Sullivan

Great idea. I would start out with some loud music and a strobe light and give them a questionnaire to fill out that requires some thought. Ignore the fact that the music and light are on and just tell them to ignore it and focus on their paper to complete. Make the paper short so it doesn't make anyone leave. After, explain that many students feel like this ALL DAY long in the classroom because they don't sort our visual, auditory and other sensory information like most people. Ask if they had trouble focusing or being cheerful. Did anyone get angry, or feel angry.

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