What Exactly Is A Sensory Diet?
NO, NOT FOOD… EFFECTIVE SENSORY-BASED ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR CHILD’S SPECIFIC NEEDS!
Sensory diets don’t refer to your typical health food diets.
But, just like a balanced food diet to keep our bodies fit and healthy, everyone also needs a balanced amount of sensory input each day to allow them to function their best.
Sensory diets are sensory-based activities that are tailored to your child so they receive the specific sensory input they need. The idea is to get the body and brain into a “just right” state of arousal.
This sensory input can be anything from lighting to the feeling of clothes to even sounds!
Everyone processes sensory input differently, but some children struggle more than others to process the messages from inside their body and the external environment, which can lead to behavior reactions, like lack of focus, poor moods, and struggling to learn.