Sensory Integration Products: Helping Children
With Sensory Processing Disorders Overcome Dysfunction Using Specialty Toys,
Resources, And Equipment
Sensory integration products, in conjunction with knowledge and
professional guidance, are the keys to treating and making accommodations for
children with mild to severe sensory processing disorders.
In addition, these products will also benefit children at any age to help
them reach appropriate developmental stages and develop "normal" sensory
The sensory integration products you will find here are designed to
meet every sensory need in any environment.
They are geared for children, adults, parents, and professionals to help
children with sensory processing disorders achieve maximum sensory processing
abilities. Whether at home, school, or specialized clinic these products
will ensure proper and effective sensory integration therapy.
The catalogs, merchants, and sensory integration products you will soon find
here are essential tools you will need. Each product will address specific areas
within the scope of treating children with sensory processing disorders (sensory
integration dysfunction). For example, you may be looking for educational
resources and books for teaching, learning about, or sharing with families,
parents, yourself, children, or professionals.
Or, you may be looking for sensory integration products which will
address specific areas of need/treatment, such as;
coordination and balance issues
or visual-perceptual skills
...just to name a few.
You may even want specific sensory integration products which will help your child develop and achieve age-appropriate sensory and developmental skills and milestones.
Whatever you need, you will find it here; from therapy balls, adaptive equipment, to sensory toys and books, to suspended equipment, weighted vests and blankets, to vibrating pillows and mattresses. This site will be directing you to the resources, catalogs and merchants you need to purchase any item you are looking for in regards to sensory integration and sensory processing disorders and treatment/therapy.
The variety of online resources is mind boggling and makes shopping, and
creating ideas for treatment easy, convenient and affordable.
Sensory Integration Products,
Resources, And Articles:
Processing Disorder / Sensory Integration Store
SPD Equipment - An extensive list of specific toys, products and sensory
integration equipment to use for the treatment of children with sensory
integration dysfunction / sensory processing disorders.
SPD Books - Discover the best SID / SPD books to learn more about this
baffling disorder and related issues.
Columns - Bubble columns are a great visual development tool for children
and adults with SPD
Swings And Swing sets For All Ages Swings provide essential vestibular
movement to help children achieve normal developmental milestones, keep their
bodies calm, and have fun doing it! Check out swings of all types, from horse
tire swings, to toddler swings, sling swings to backyard swing sets.
Jumpolenes Children with sensory processing disorders simply can't get
enough jumping! They jump, they crash, they NEED to move and bounce. Give them
the equipment to fulfill that need safely.
Body Sox How, when, and why...use Body Sox (tm) for individuals with sensory
processing disorders to increase body awareness, proprioceptive input, and help
tactile defensiveness or sensory overload. They work wonders for kids with
Autism or ADHD too. Check out these cool lycra "stretch bags" for the whole
Sand And Water Tables Children with sensory processing disorders are the
most important population to encourage playing in sand and water tables.
Children with tactile defensiveness may avoid them, but do need to be able to
tolerate this type of input. What a great way to introduce it to them.
Seamless Socks Truthfully, one of the greatest "miracles" in clothing design
has been the increasing popularity of tag less clothes, seamless socks and
tights. You are not alone! Many people are bothered by the feeling of tags and
seams in their clothes and we now have a solution.
Sit n Spin Use the Sit n Spin anytime; the Hyposensitive child's arousal
level needs to be modulated, the Hypersensitive child needs to have some
necessary exposure to vestibular input, or with any child who just wants some
Backyard Zip Line Trolley Zip lines are a classic and irresistible outdoor
toy that will keep kids (and adults) entertained for hours, days and years.
These space trolley rides (as sometimes called) are the ideal toy for children
who need both proprioceptive and vestibular input. These are great for building
upper extremity strength, muscle endurance, and self-confidence as they fly
through the air on an exhilarating ride!
Hippity Hop Ball Hippity hop balls have so many uses for helping kids with
sensory processing disorders that it has almost become a staple of any sensory
room or home therapy program. Great for kids who need more proprioceptive input.
(hint: children with Autism LOVE these!)
Weighted Vests These vests come in a variety of shapes, styles, materials
and colors and can be worn over or under the child's shirt. Help your child
receive the deep pressure input his body is craving to calm and relax him
throughout the day!
Weighted Blankets An informative article on how these blankets can help your
child sleep. No more bedtime battles! The deep pressure input weighted blankets
give your child will help their bodies calm down and relax for a soothing,
Exercise Ball Chair The newest craze in dynamic, ergonomic, posture
improving, and sensory integration seating is the exercise ball chair. Ball
chairs offer unbelievable comfort and sensory input for kids with SPD!
Balance Boards And Balance Discs Use these great balance boards and balance
discs for some fun therapy! Does your child have difficulty with balance
activities such as riding a bike, jumping, running, playing on unsteady surfaces
at the playground, and overcoming fears of feet leaving the ground, or walking
on uneven surfaces? Then these are your at home therapeutic solution!
Dizzy Disc A dizzy disc provides
vestibular input for children with sensory processing disorder
Chewy Tubes Chewy tubes help
children to keep from chewing on their hands and crayons and helps them focus
and practice biting and chewing skills.
Tender Tones Blanket What a GREAT way to calm your little one...a soft
blanket with the soothing sounds of mom's heartbeat! Give it as a baby shower
gift, use it yourself, have one at Grandma's, etc. Your fussy baby will love to
be soothed by mom's heartbeat day or night!
Aromatherapy Machines From children to adults, aromatherapy machines can
have an amazing, almost sub-conscious stabilizing power over your moods and
state of arousal. Use these machines to calm your senses in any environment.
Nature Sound Machines Nature sound machines are particularly useful for
children with sensory processing disorders to help calm, soothe and relax. These
are a great aid for sleep and can have an amazing effect on your child!
Vibrating Mattress Little ones with sensory processing disorders may
absolutely need the vibrating input to help keep their nervous system calm and
allow them a good night's sleep (and YOU too!).
Vibrating Pillows Children with sensory processing disorders enjoy and often
need or crave the input vibrating pillows provide. These pillows have many uses
from child to adult. Vibration is a wonderful tool!
Play Tunnels, Tents And Huts Play tunnels can be used individually or
attached to tents and huts for creative gross motor play or a sensory escape. So
many to choose from, use your imagination and create a fantastic therapeutic
play or relaxation area for your child.
Handwriting Without Tears The "Handwriting Without Tears" program includes
multiple resources for children, parents, therapists, and teachers to improve
fine motor and handwriting skills. A must have in all clinics and within so many
Tabletop Easels Use Tabletop Easels in combination with "Handwriting Without
Tears Program" or by themselves for fun, creative ways to develop upper body
strength, stability and fine motor control.
Bicycle For Special Needs Don't let your child miss out on riding bikes with
their friends...all kinds of adaptations can be made, or specific bikes
purchased for any need (wheelchairs to poor strength etc.)
Moon Shoes Put these on your feet and you will be bouncin' with the best of
them. Get the proprioceptive input you need and crave to calm your body and have
so much fun doing it!
Ball Pits And Ball Pools Ball pits provide a multi-sensory environment that
will awaken the senses or calm them down. Check out one of the most fun and
therapeutic types of play that involves auditory, tactile and visual
Bean Bag Chairs Bean bag chairs are the ultimate in comfort, enveloping and
hugging your whole body as you sink into them. Deep pressure input is the name
of the game...this IS WHY these chairs are so important for kids with sensory
processing disorders. They NEED this input to help calm their bodies.
Learn To Dress Dolls, Toys, And Boards Help children learn to zip, button,
Velcro and tie with these cute, fun and practical learn to dress dolls and toys.
They are one of many fine motor skills activities for children which will teach
them basic, foundational dressing skills that they need. These are fine motor
skills that must be mastered!
Unique Children Sleeping Bags Children's sleeping bags are not just for
camping and sleepovers anymore! Kids with sensory processing disorders can
greatly benefit from using mummy sleeping bags or unique children sleeping bags
every night in their own bed to help calm and relax them.
Toddler Toy Shopping Cart A toy shopping cart is a great way to provide
heavy work and proprioceptive input to those high energy little gremlins. The
importance of "heavy work" for children with sensory processing disorders is
HUGE! They need it, they crave it, they can't get enough of it. Try this mini
version made of metal and bright colors!
Power Paddlers Now these are cool! Having fun in the water is all about
using power paddlers! Basically, power paddlers are paddle boats for the arms
instead of the traditional foot powered ones. Children with sensory processing
disorders can't resist the proprioceptive input and "heavy work" these unique
water toys provide!
Music In Motion Roller Coaster Ride Give your toddler a thrill with the fun
of an indoor amusement park ride. Help your child tolerate and integrate
vestibular (movement) input. Both "under sensitive" and "oversensitive" children
will benefit greatly. They both need to correctly receive and tolerate this type
of input. And they will have so much fun doing it!
Wooden Rocking Horses And Rocking Toys Every child should have the
opportunity to calm and relax their little energetic bodies with a rocking
horse. The back and forth motion of a rocking horse and other rocking animals
and toys can be a great way to give your child soothing and calming input. A
calm/relaxed child is a great goal!
Toy Vacuum Children with auditory defensiveness can begin to decrease their
fears by using a toy vacuum. It makes it difficult to clean your house, when
your child screams in a panicked fear at the very sight of the vacuum cleaner.
Not anymore... they will tolerate this input better, engage in a heavy work
activity, AND become your little helper!
Ride On Toys For Kids When your child hits the 1 1/2 to 2 year mark, I
guarantee you WILL be purchasing one or more ride on toys for them. Children,
parents, and grandparents alike can't resist... AND YOU SHOULDN'T! Ride on toys
for kids are an ESSENTIAL ingredient for proper development! These toys lay a
critical foundation for gross motor skills and a child's ability to receive and
integrate vestibular and proprioceptive input.
Children's Wooden Covered Sandbox If you want a REAL sandbox, then a
children's wooden covered sandbox with benches is the best you can get! if you
want the best in quality, durability, and practicality, then a children's wooden
covered sandbox is the ONE to have! Great for children with tactile
defensiveness for a gradual but necessary introduction to sand play.
Beach Sand Toys Really, who takes their child to the beach WITHOUT their
beach sand toys? I truly believe EVERY child should experience sand and water
play as early and as often as possible to develop their sensory systems
properly! For children with tactile defensiveness and/or high energy levels who
need heavy work experiences, I recommend any, or all, of these toys... sand
diggers, a toy crane, a complete and unique sand play set, and cool sand molds.
Water Trampolines Children and adults can benefit from the proprioceptive
and deep pressure input, balance and coordination, cardio exercise and pure
bouncing fun a water trampoline will provide. Why not add one to your house on
the lake for some great summer family fun.
Spring Bouncing Horses Do you have a little "Energizer Bunny" on your hands?
He keeps going, and going, and going...then spring bouncing horses can spell
relief for your little vestibular and proprioceptive input- craving toddler.
Children's Playground Equipment A comprehensive article on the benefits, and
a great selection of, children's playground equipment. This includes; outdoor,
indoor, wooden or plastic playground equipment AND outdoor playhouses, climbers,
and swing sets!
Jumping Toys For Babies What parent or child can resist the jumping and
bouncing fun with jumper toys for baby! Give them the proprioceptive and
vestibular input they need. And, get the video camera ready for the grins and
Reclining Hammock Chairs A less expensive, easier to find alternative to the
"Air walker" or "Cuddle Swing" typically used in sensory integration therapy.
Children and adults alike will certainly enjoy the comforting, gentle swinging
motion and "all-over-body-hug" that hammocks and hammock chairs provide.
Infant/Baby Swings If you are looking for the best baby swing, this is the
place. Every infant should have an infant swing for it's sensory benefits!
Besides, it may be the only way to get your baby to sleep or keep them
entertained without holding them. Baby swings... a great sensory experience and
an essential baby "equipment" purchase. (Hey, did you know they make portable
tabletop swings now? You will find them here!)
Rope Lights Use rope lights in any room for a visually softened, or "jazzed
up", effect! Great for sensory rooms as a safe, calming, relaxing lighting
alternative. They can also be used as visual stimulation, if children are
allowed to hold and touch multiple strings of various colors in a sensory
Rotating Teeter Totter Help your child get the proprioceptive and vestibular
input his body craves with the WhirlyBounce Rider; a bouncing, rotating see saw!
click here for a great selection of theraputty; in various sizes, colors, and
toys and games to improve fine motor skills
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