100+ Non-Food Sensory Bin Fillers

I've already posted a HUGE list of sensory bin fillers, but it's one that includes both food and non-food items. I know there are many people who prefer that food isn't used for sensory play, for a variety of reasons. So...to keep you from having to wade through every item on the list separate the food... Continue Reading →

150+ Sensory Bin Fillers

If you love sensory play, as much as we do, you'll LOVE this list! From sand and pasta to cotton balls and feathers, you'll see some old standby fillers, as well as some that you may not have thought of before. This list should inspire you to switch things up a bit and have a sens-ational (see... Continue Reading →

Sensory Diets

I was speaking with someone in a social media group the other day who was discussing her daughter's sensory sensitivities and was essentially asking for advice on what she could do to help her daughter. One of the things that I recommended to her was a sensory diet. Now, I'm familiar with what a sensory... Continue Reading →

Stimming

I very briefly mentioned the word 'stim' in my last post, and I thought that I would take a little bit to expand on what stimming is, what it may look like, etc. Stimming, also called self-stimulation or more clinically stereotypy, is a repetitive movement or sound that autistic people make. All autistic people stim.... Continue Reading →

Meltdowns+Shutdowns

In my last post, I discussed sensory overload and the fact that if sensory overload occurs, and isn't addressed using supports and techniques specific to my needs, or the needs of the person at hand, it can result in meltdowns, shutdowns, or both. Essentially, shutdowns are a specific type of meltdown. They come from a... Continue Reading →

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