There are so many sensory items for autism, where should you begin? Since every person with autism is so different with different needs, the autism sensory products you choose will depend on what the user benefits from most. Our sensory tools for autism span over a range of themes and senses for this reason. If you think your child may have autism but you aren’t 100% sure, please read our blog post on how to recognize the most common early signs of autism to help you gain an understanding of autism. Often, sensory diets can be very helpful for people with autism. A sensory diet uses sensory tools for autism to help children manage their stimulation or overstimulation and keep them appropriately calm or alert. You can find out more about sensory diets for autism here. You can use the following sensory items for autism as part of your sensory diet for the following senses:
Being immersed in ball pits is not only fun but also creates an experience of buoyant support with a pressure sensation which promotes relaxation. Our LED Interactive Ball Pool can change through a cycle of eight colors when activated which can be highly calming. The user of the ball pall just needs to press any of the colored switches on top of the soft walls of the ball pit to control the color change. While being tactile and soothing, this also becomes an opportunity to learn about cause and effect.
Fiber optic strands are safe and fun to touch and play with. They can be draped over the individual’s lap who can then engage with them. Choose from a Fiber Optic Softie on which the individual with autism can sit or explore our selection of fiber optic tools such as a Fiber Optic Shower, Fiber Optic Jellyfish, Fiber Optic Wall Cascade or Sensory Cocoon.
The vibrating platform allows the user to feel the music pulsing while they lay on it which can be an incredibly calming experience. The choice of music is up to the individual using it – calming music for the hypersensitive or stimulating music for the hyposensitive. Whatever the individual’s processing needs are, the vibrating platform is a flexible tool. The volume and vibration levels can be controlled and music can be streamed through the platform using Bluetooth.
The sound wall combines auditory sensory tools with a tactile experience which lends itself well to a sensory diet. This interactive panel allows the user to create music in a fun way by touching one of the colored hands on the wall, which creates a unique sound! This activity encourages hand eye coordination and an understanding of cause and effect.
The projector casts images and films onto walls and surfaces bringing image and sounds to life. This immersive experience can be highly engaging for individuals with autism and depending on the material, can either be calming or stimulating.
A bubble tube is another way to calm an individual with autism through mesmerizing motion and colors. The bubbles in a bubble tube are lit up with LED lights which change through a gentle gradient of color to enhance the relaxing appearance of the bubble tube.
The items in this list are just some of the many sensory items for autism that we provide. If you’re looking for products that meet a particular need, simply get in touch and we can help you find sensory tools for autism tailored to your needs.
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