Children with sensory issues including sensory integration disorder, Autism and ADHD may experience a meltdown due to feeling overwhelmed when there is too much sensory information to process.
The following are useful resources to aid in calming:
Blankets- Helps in calming and improving attention and also decreases sensory behaviors by providing deep pressure touch
DIY- How to make a weighted blanket
Swings– Will calm a child with autism by organizing and regulating the sensory system.
Vest- The weighted vest helps children stay calm and focused by stimulating their muscles through deep pressure.
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