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Friday, July 29, 2011
Not Just A Swing
Having taught children with autism for several years, Im very familiar with Sensory Integration. If you look in magazines geared toward special needs children, you will see that the prices are OUTRAGEOUS! I will never understand why its nearly unaffordable to buy things like this for the children who need access to it THE MOST (outside of therapy). My son is a typically developing child, but sensory integration is beneficial for all children - so I had my husband build this sensory swing.
(It can be seen on the blog under DO IT YOURSELF FURNITURE)
This is a great activity to stimulate the vestibular system - and it was just down right FUN!!! The pics speak for themselves. SWING PAINTING.
- AK (MESE, MECD)
Since he is only two and his arms barely reached the paper, I let him just pour some paint on the paper to start (no pic of that - sorry). For an older child, I would have paint cups out and let the child maneuver themselves to the cups and to the paper (great for gross motor skills and sensory integration).