Sensory seekers under-respond to sensory input, so they generally crave extra input. This is different from those who often find themselves experiencing sensory overload. In that scenario, too much sensory stimulation makes the child shut down.

Identifying what type of sensory stimulation each child craves allows them to find appropriate sources of stimuli and learn how to self-regulate. While one child may be constantly chewing on their sleeves, another may enjoy crashing into things! Offering a wearable chewy or a compression tee can help provide the sensory input these kids seek in a more practical or safer manner.