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Sensory Diet Activities – SensorySmarts

September 22, 2012

Just as your child needs food throughout the course of the day, his need for sensory input must also be met. A “sensory diet” coined by OT Patricia Wilbarger is a carefully designed, personalized activity plan that provides the sensory input a person needs to stay focused and organized throughout the day. Just as you may jiggle your knee or chew gum to stay awake or soak in a hot tub to unwind, children need to engage in stabilizing, focusing activities too. Infants, young children, teens, and adults with mild to severe sensory issues can all benefit from a personalized sensory diet.

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