While I was scrolling through my Facebook feed yesterday morning, I noticed an old high school friend of mine had shared a ton of photos, and I was immediately intrigued. She often shares insightful information about her son – who was diagnosed with high functioning autism and sensory processing disorder a couple of years ago – and on Saturday she took him to a newly opened sensory park near her home. It was filled with all kinds of swinging and spinning equipment, and all of the surfaces were finished with different sensory textures.
It warmed my heart to see her son so happy, and her post got me thinking about another friend of mine who created a sensory room for her daughter several years ago. I remember being fascinated by all of the sensory room equipment she had setup in one single area of her home to help with each of her child’s challenges, and I found myself researching all things sensory processing disorder yesterday – how to create a multi sensory room, the best sensory room equipment for different sensory sensitivities, and sensory toys for autism and sensory processing disorder for productive, on-the-go fun.