The NEW Sensory Diet Activity Guide Book is for those whose child's sensory needs have already been identified and is not a diagnostic tool.
This guide book is written for occupational therapists looking for additional suggestions to help with the formulation of a sensory diet for their clients. This guide book provides examples of activities that may be included in a "sensory diet" in a home or school environment where specialized equipment may not be available. These activities are generally suitable for all children, however, professional advice should be obtained if you are uncertain (particularly with the vestibular system) about which activities or combination of activities to try. Consideration should also be made regarding your child's age and cognitive abilities.
Whilst the activities in this guide book have been categorized, all the sensory systems are connected so one system may affect another. After trialling the activities with your child, make note of the affect of the activities. Does it calm your child, arouse them, over-arouse them? It should be noted that whilst some activities may be calming for one child, it may alerting for another child. When creating a "sensory diet"; you will need to consider which activities are appropriate, when they should be carried out, for how long and how often.
There are over 100 activities that I have put together here so if you are overwhelmed don't feel like you need to try them all in one day. Not all the suggestions will be suited to your child. It is best to look over this list with your occupational therapist.
(This is a digital product with 18 pages including cover. If printing this e-book select "shrink to printable area").