I have been very busy lately with shall I say it “family issues”. One of those issues happens to be my youngest daughters IEP meetings. We finally came to agreements on what is helpful for Alyssa on a day to day basis and what we will be adding and taking away from her IEP for the next year. One of those things is sensory tools. See Alyssa has Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD. She is sensory seeking which means she likes to feel things, she likes to see things and she likes to hear things. Busy loud places do not bother her yet crowded places of people bother her.
So anyways, the school had asked me about things she likes at home that seem to be calming and quieting for her. When we need her to focus at home how do we go about it, Sometimes the answer is a small as “she likes to rub her blanket across her lips” When she does this she sits quietly, listens and almost zones in on stuff. Among other things of course. But this is what they want to try at school, minus the big blanket. So they asked me to make her a small blanket like cloth to have in the classroom. So I came pup with this!
This is about the size of my hand, Not to distracting, and has a chewy on it as well, which is something she also does. She loves it and so far so good the school said. Now that I have the fabric though, I have to make her a large blanket to match for home.