Favorite Tools for Sensory Processing

Self Regulation

I can still remember the book I read with my son when he was in Kindergarten.  How does your Engine Run?  It was a great way to talk with little boys.


This CD, Self-Regulation Strategies for Children, by Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, gets very high ratings.  It gives great information about what sensory integration is and how it works.  But more than that, it’s filled with ideas and techniques that you can use to help your child’s sensory processes mature.


Genna’s son puts this plastic scooter under his feet while he sits at the table at home. He scoots it back and forth and it helps him to sit still.  Younger kids can ride around on their bellies, or spin around.  Really, there’s no limit to how you can use this scooter.  About 16 x 12, with wheels that rotate the whole way around, it can hold up to about 175 lb. You can use it inside or outside.

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