sample sensory diet
Here is a sample sensory diet, created for a second grade child with sensory processing disorder. We’ve used the annoying term as directed to avoid providing a cookbook recipe. Activities must be individualized for each child and modified frequently to meet changing needs. A separate program was worked out for this child with the school, including frequent movement breaks, an inflatable seat cushion for wiggling while remaining seated, and providing crunchy/chewy oral comfort snacks at handwriting time.
In the Morning
In the Morning
- Massage feet and back to help wake up
- Listen to recommended therapeutic listening CD
- Use vibrating toothbrush and/or vibrating hairbrush
- Eat crunchy cereal with fruit and some protein
- Spin on Dizzy Disc Jr. as directed
- Jump on mini-trampoline as directed
- Go to playground for at least 30 minutes
- Push grocery cart or stroller
- Spinning as directed
- Mini-trampoline. Add variety: have him play catch or toss toys into a basket while jumping.
- Massage feet to organize,? use therapy putty, make ??body sandwiches, wheelbarrow walk
- Do ball exercises as directed
- Listen to therapeutic listening CD
- Oral work â?? suck thick liquids through a straw, eat crunchy and chewy snacks, or chew gum before and/or during tabletop activities
- Help with cooking, mixing, chopping, etc.
- Help set table, using two hands to carry and balance a tray
- Provide crunchy and chewy foods
- Family time: clay projects, painting projects, etc.
- Warm bath with bubbles and calming essential oil
- Massage during reading time