Sensory Input Win

The other day while at OT with Emmett we learned a new sensory trick that seems to help Emmett out.

Basically,  it’s sour spray.  It provides a tremendous amount of sensory input that benefits Emmett.  He actually seeks it out now.  Although,  truth be told it almost feels like training a dog but it does work and I tend to not question things that work.

If I need Emmett to get dressed and he won’t,  I offer him a spray.  Once he gets the spray he seems more cooperative and will get dressed without as much trouble. 

I know this sounds weird,  and maybe someone can chime in here with a better explanation but it provides a significant amount of input.  The OT’s where we go have been doing this for awhile and it has a similar effect as brushing.  Your particular milage may vary,  as all kids are different but I thought I would share this in hopes it can help someone else.

What we use is Warehead Super Sour.  We got them at the local WalMart for about $0. 75 each. 

Like I said,  it sorta feels wrong but it works and it helps.  Just don’t whistle for your kids to come and get a spray or say things like sit,  roll over ect,  and you should be fine. 

 

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Father to 3 boys with #Autism, 1 with Fragile Health. Award winning blogger, techy and advocate. #AutismDad @GuardianLocate
Rob Gorski

Rob Gorski

Father to 3 boys with #Autism, 1 with Fragile Health. Award winning blogger, techy and advocate. #AutismDad @GuardianLocate

One thought on “Sensory Input Win

  • October 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm
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    If I want my daughter to be able to hear and get dressed, I have to turn off the television and then she can focus.  It sounds like a similar concept, doesn’t it?  Meet the need so they can focus, and you can get participation…

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