Aura LED Projector

A little while ago, I wrote about how you can set up your very own multi-sensory room.  Sensory rooms benefit individuals with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and much more.  However, creating your own sensory room can cost thousands of dollars!  If you’re looking for a more affordable solution for your home, check out the […]

8 Things to Consider When Designing a Sensory Room

Over the years, I have covered many products designed to help individuals with special needs relax and focus.  From a cozy canoe to weighted wearables, there are countless products on the market developed to help individuals with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and more.  I have even covered different items available for a sensory room.  These […]

IRiS Sensory Room

A few years ago, we did a Tech Tip touring our Autism Resource Center’s unique sensory room.  The idea of a sensory room was born in the late 1970s by two Dutch psychologists, who thought of the room as a therapy for persons with learning disabilities.  Over the years, a sensory room began offering a wide […]

7 Toys for Sensory Integration/Autism– Holiday Gift Guide 2015 Part 4

Ho…Ho…Ho!  Santa Claus will be coming to town in just 15 days!  (Where has the time gone?!)  If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping for your child with (or without) special needs, be sure to check out my 3 featured blogs for some excellent gift ideas: 8 Gift Ideas for Auditory Development 6 Toys for Motor Skill Development […]

Sensory World–fun, inclusive tool for people with learning disabilities

Sensory World is a website featuring a virtual, interactive house filled with several activities.  The company, FitzRoy, developed the online Sensory World to “fill a gap in provision of an accessible website for adults with learning disabilities.”  While visiting the website, users will navigate around a colorful house and garden.  The website is entirely free and can […]

Stimtastic: Affordable toys for stimming behavior

Have you ever tapped your pencil, bitten your nails, twirled your hair, or paced back and forth?  If you have, then you’ve engaged in stimming, an action that is often part of most individuals’ behavior patterns.  So what exactly is stimming?  According to this article on Autism Spectrum Disorders, stimming is short for “self-stimulatory behavior, sometimes also […]