Sensational Mommy Warrior was brainstorming this week. We met with an OT on Monday and she suggested some new ideas for Jack’s sensory diet. One thing she suggested was having him write on an incline surface at his school desk. (He struggles a lot with writing and fine) Usually I order everything on amazon, but when I want something done ASAP, I try my best to create it on my own. This is what I did for his incline surface for his desk.
I went to Walmart and purchased a 3 inch binder and a clip board and some Velcro. Total cost about $14. I stuck 2 strips of Velcro on the back of the binder so it will stay secure on his desk, and so he can remove it when needed. The clip board is also attached to the binder with Velcro dots on the corners. When he is not using the slant board, he can get some tactile stimuli from the scratchy feel of the Velcro on his desk.
She mentioned that he needed to strengthen his scapula part of his back/shoulders and the roller board really helps with that. I hit the jackpot when I walked into Big Lots and found this larger scale roller board that is used for moving objects. I know a lot of other Moms who are looking for larger boards too since the kiddos start to outgrow the smaller square ones. This was only $24 dollars, which I think is a good price for the size. He will grow into it, and his brother can ride on it with him to add some extra weight when rowing on it.
I usually rotate most of our sensory items around the house and some get lost in the sensory shuffle. The OT reminded me to keep his sensory bins available to him at all times. So I did some refreshing on the bins and added some new toys for him to search for. I forgot how much he enjoyed these bins. I have to remember to rotate his sensory items around so he doesn’t get bored but I also have to remember to rotate them back into his sensory diet. :/