Using a Timer?

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Using a Timer?

Postby Cristina » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:48 pm


My son moves around in his seat because he has sensory integration challenges. I belted him in his seat a few days ago, and it actually helped him focus more at the task at hand. I'm wondering if I also used a timer and challenged him to finish his tasks before the timer goes off, if that would also help him to stay focused. Does anyone have any input on this subject?


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Postby Texas_Mama » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:26 pm

My son has sensory integration issues. Have you ever heard of a weighted vest? It's basically a typical vest with weights in it. It feels like you're being hugged, but works for kids on the autism spectrum and with Sensory Processing/Integration issues. You can buy them on Amazon and they are not too pricey. They are very popular in special needs schools

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