What are sensory techniques?

What are sensory techniques?

A sensory support or sensory strategy is any equipment or technique that increases or decreases sensory input to help a student to focus and learn. It could be something simple like a privacy screen to allow the student to concentrate when they are writing.

How do you stop sensory seeking?

How to Calm a Sensory Seeking Child

  1. Set Up an Action Room. Vestibular movement, such as swinging or rocking, has a positive effect on an overactive brain.
  2. Calm the Brain with a ‘Chill Spa’
  3. Create an Obstacle Course.
  4. Play Catch.
  5. Create a Break Box.
  6. Entertain the Mouth.

What do sensory swings help with?

Sensory swings are a powerful tool to support and encourage any child’s development. They are even more powerful for kids that have sensory needs, SPD, ADHD, or Autism because they directly work to improve sensory processing. As a result, they can help kids calm down or get the sensations they’re craving!

How is a sensory brush used in therapy?

A sensory brush, or therapy brush, is used as part of the Wilbarger brushing protocol, something that an occupational therapist, trained in sensory integration techniques, may prescribe as part of a home sensory program for your child.

Is the Wilbarger brushing protocol effective in sensory processing?

The Wilbarger Brushing Protocol also known as DPPT is a very specific technique used for tactile defensiveness and sometimes other sensory processing challenges. The technique can be effective, BUT it is misunderstood, and often not taught correctly, and way over used in my professional opinion.

Who is the inventor of the brushing technique?

The Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT) & Oral Tactile Technique (OTT), which in the past was referred to as the Wilbarger Brushing Protocol, refers to the specific sensory modulation techniques developed by Patricia Wilbarger, MEd, OTR, FAOTA.

How does the brushing technique help the brain?

Based on the theory of Sensory Integration, the brushing technique uses a specific method of stimulation to help the brain organize sensory information. Our skin is our largest sensory organ, followed closely by our muscles and skeleton, connected by our nervous system and governed by our brain.