Toys & Tools for Tactile Defensiveness
Kids with tactile defensiveness can learn to overcome their aversion to ordinary sensory input. Deep pressure can be helpful for kids with tactile defensiveness. Parents can use massage tools to help kids prepare for their day. Kids with tactile defensiveness often benefit from wearing compression clothing, preferably ones made of soft fabric with a tagless design. Proprioceptive input also helps reduce tactile defensiveness. Kids can crawl through tunnels or stretch in a body sock during therapy sessions or bounce on a trampoline at home or during a sensory break in school. In the classroom or when traveling, kids enjoy the gentle weight of a weighted lap pad or a weighted companion. The calming weight can help reduce distraction and improve focus. Vibrating fidgets also provide sensory input that can help kids with tactile defensiveness cope. Rhythmic movement is another activity that helps kids cope with tactile defensiveness. Gently swinging in a hammock or slowly rocking in a glider can be very soothing. Oral motor stimulation can help kids learn to cope with different textures in their mouths. Parents may find that using chewies helps kids with tactile defensiveness expand their limited diet to include foods with more textures. When the day is done, sleeping under a weighted blanket can help kids relax and ease into a deep restorative sleep.
Fun & Function also carries products and toys for kids and adults with:
Behavioral Disorder | Low Muscle Tone | Fine Motor Delay