Monday evening went by before I knew it
So today I had a plan of action
R is a sensory craver - specifically the proprioceptive and vestibular - ( here is the lingo that has become so familiar as an autie's mother )
The idea is to help R understand where his body is in space. ( Imagine how insecure you woud feel if you were to say close your eyes and not know where your hands are )
The idea behind Sensory activties as a tool is this
If a child craves sensory input and you give them the sensory input this helps them to organize themselves better ( this is true BTW of kids who are typically developing as well I think )
Moreover since they are not spending all their attention on craving something that they are not getting they are able t regulate themslves and pay attention to the rest of the world
Also while the lingo is different the activities are very familiar and part of every day- you just do them deliberately and purposefully
So today I did for him
Lying in the hammock with him
Bathtub into a small ball pit
Baby Burrito ( wrap towel around child after bath and hold them close to you - One of my son's favorite things)
I really thought I made good use of the evening even though I was a little late coming back from work and he was a little distracted and weepy
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