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Stim Toys and Autism
Stimming is common in autistic individuals (asd) and those with sensory processing disorder. Due to the complexity of neurodivergent diagnosis, there are many solutions for those that have a need for stimming as a solution for meltdowns, stress relief and anxiety relief.
Stim toys are great ways to help manage anxiety and provide necessary sensory input.
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Sensory Toys and ADHD
Fidget Toys For Autism and ADHD
Benefits of Stim Toys for Autism and Special Needs
Using the right sensory toys can make all the difference when trying to stop a meltdown, provide much needed sensory input and sensory stimulation, help with stress relief, and generally improve the sensory experience.
It never fails, every week when we meet with our occupational therapist we learn a new way to redirect behavior and reward the behavior we’re looking for. Fine tuning sensory integration has been quite the ride! I know the website is about sensory toys, but in many cases we consider these sensory tools! Here are some of the benefits of using sensory toys for autism.
- Improved Oral motor
- Increased Fine motor skills
- Improved Gross motor skills
- Stress relief before and after meltdowns
- Improved social skills
- Strengthen problem solving skills
- Direct address sensory issues and sensory needs
- Encourage sensory play and educate neurotypical siblings in the house
About Sensory Toys for Autism
Thanks for visiting us. We started this business to help support our daughter who began having seizures at around 12 months old. As the years have progressed we have deeply committed to supporting and bringing awareness for autistic children and those with sensory processing disorder and special needs. The entire sensory experience has been amazing to learn, and what originally was a shock to us, has turned into a blessing in disguise.
We continually update available products here based on what our daughter loves to play with and what our peers in the sensory processing disorder community and autism community share with us. In fact, we’re constantly asking the various therapists about their most effective toys and the toys that just provide the best experience for their patients.
Only those with first hand experience truly understand the importance of sensory input for kids with sensory processing disorder or those on the autism spectrum. It’s amazing how something as simple as a bean bags, putty, a weighted blanket, or other sensory toys and fidget toys can have such a strong effect on helping a child calm down, cope, and improve their social interactions.
Clearly not every child is the same, but we have had great luck with consistently providing sensory input for our daughter and started this store to help others find the same kind of autism toys that have worked so well for us.
We hope you’ll enjoy reading about what’s worked for us and many others and take the opportunity to expand on the types of sensory input you’re helping your children with.