Sensory diet ideas
Now that we know what senses and mechanisms are included in a sensory diet, the following are examples of how they can be effective for people that thrive on a sensory diet.
An example of a proprioception exercise can be carrying a heavy object such as a backpack or pushing a cart. Vestibular activities can be created by a movement, and can include jumping jacks and swinging on a swing. Tactile stimulation can be incorporated by participating in high fives or playing with (therapy) putty. Auditory input is usually calming and examples include listening to music or sounds of nature. Visual stimulation can contribute to overstimulation, therefore by storing items in bins and keeping areas organized can be a game changer. Smelling certain odors can stimulate calmness or send an individual into sensory overload. One can include lavender into their work or play area as it can be a calming scent and peppermint can be an alerting scent. One can incorporate taste input by adding crunchy foods, chewy foods or drinking beverages through a straw into their diet.
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