<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=636629273184631&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

3 Helpful Strategies for Autism in Preschool Classrooms [Psychology]

December 02, 2018 by Kinetic Kids, Inc.

3 Helpful Strategies for Autism in Preschool Classrooms [Psycho-Educational Assessments,  psychology]


Would a Sensory Diet Help?

Much like your body needs food throughout the day, some children’s bodies need extra ‘sensory input’.  A “sensory diet” is a carefully designed, personalized activity plan that provides the sensory input a person needs to stay focused and organized throughout the day.


 Who benefits from a sensory diet?

All children can benefit from a sensory diet to help calm themselves and focus on activities. Children with developmental delay or any diagnosis (Autism, ADD, ADHD, SPD) benefit the most from incorporating a sensory diet into their routine.

What are activities I can do with my child?

  • Animal walks (bear, crab, dog, etc.)
  • Wheel barrel walks (walking on hands with someone supporting legs behind)
  • Swinging straight
  • ‘Messy play’ drawing with finger paints, drawing in shaving cream, playing with food
  • Carrying heavy objects for short distances (books, groceries)
  • Listening to music
  • ‘Squishes’ 
  • Push someone on a swing 
  • Blow bubbles
  • Chew gum
  • Jump on a trampoline
  • Wall push-ups
  • Place a heavy pillow on lap when reading or needing to listen to directions
  • Help with chores (carrying in groceries, carrying laundry basket)
  • Squeeze a stress ball
  • Take deep breaths 
  • Play simon says with big body movements 
  • Jumping jacks

 Interested In Having An Additional Resource?

These are just a couple activities you can begin to incorporate into your daily routine. An occupational therapist can help you develop an individualized sensory diet for your child to help them begin to learn how to self-calm.

Wondering if your child may have possibly have a sensory challenge? We've complied a brief checklist to help:

A Sample Checklist of Signs and Symptoms of Sensory Motor Challenges

. . .  and if you are like we are here at Kinetic Kids, and have a love for learning, we have even more blog articles for you!  Enjoy!!

 We hope you've found this information to be useful! Thanks so much for reading our blog post.

Until next time . . .pediatric neuropsychology near me, neuropsychology near me, neuropsychology of anxiety, neuropsychology testing near me, books on neuropsychology, books about neuropsychology, what does neuropsychology focus on, what is neuropsychology, neuropsychological testing results, neurological screening test, child neuropsychologist near me, neuropsychological evaluation for child, pediatric neuropsychologist near me, neuropsychological testing child, neuropsychological test questions, neuro psych eval, clinical neuropsychology masters neuropsychological evaluation near me, psych evaluation test, neuro psychiatric examination,neuropsychologist near me, neurological evaluation ,what does an occupational therapist do, therapy fo, ,occupational therapy for children, pediatric speech therapy, children's physical therapy, pediatric therapy associates, pediatric occupational therapy near me, advanced rehabilitation, outpatient occupational therapy, pediatric therapy center, what is an ot, pediatric ot, occupational therapy for toddlers, physical and occupational therapy, therapies 4 kids, motion physical therapy

Topics: sensory concerns, Psychology, psycho-educational testing

Patients’ Choice Award

Top Physical Therapy Clinics in Charlotte
Kinetic Kids, Inc. has been voted as one of the Top Charlotte Physical Therapy practices.
Verified by Opencare.com


Follow Us

Recent Posts

Follow Us

Our Location

1016 Euclid Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203