Parenting Special Needs Magazine March/April 2017 : Page 26

CHALLENGE: To create a sensory/play room for a little girl. XUVHFRQGURRP·VPRPXVHGWKH,QWHUQHWWRKHOSKHUJHW the necessary items she needed. She ordered the majority of the items from Amazon and had them delivered directly to her home. This, obviously, saves time (no driving around to ÀQGLWHPV&#0c;DQGXVHVWKHSRZHURI$PD]RQWRJHWWKHLWHPVDV inexpensively as possible. O Room 2 Supplies &UDVK0DW Trampoline Swing Rainbow Interlocking )ORRU0DWV Tunnel %ODFN
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H[SHQVLYH choice might also be a rocking chair or an exercise ball. +HUGDXJKWHUÀQGVWKH)LEHURSWLFOLJKWV&#0b;ZDWHUIDOO&#0c;VRFDOPLQJ for her visual sensory seeking! She loves to “zone out” to the FRROOLJKWLQJ&#0f;VRORQJDVLWLV127DVWUREH
VW\OHOLJKWLQJ&#0f;ZKLFK have been known to cause seizures! She really loves the room and it is a serious lifesaver as her parents deal with severe, aggressive meltdowns, but, they can keep her safe. This also helps her to “regulate” much faster now at the same time. Images Courtesy Ashley Elizabeth 26 PARENTING SPECIAL NEEDS.ORG MAR/APR 2017

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