we get a lot of suggestions from our eci therapists about sensory activities we might provide for the boys. i don’t think i fully understand how this kind of play benefits us. if i don’t provide something intentionally, the boys usually make their own sensory activity out of dirt, rocks, or mulch.
however, yesterday i was feeling experimental, and slightly grossed out by the things augie was putting in his mouth in the yard, so i decided to get out the bag of uncooked rice i had been saving for a craft project and create a sensory experience.
the boys had a great time making this fantastic mess. they’d prob go back out there and mess with it now if i would let them….should i? i feel like by now i should have a handle on all this “stuff,” but i feel as lost now as i did in the beginning!
i think we must be doing something right though, the squirm is really doing great! he has lost most of his “autism-esque” symptoms. he is still sensitive to some types of sounds and really hates the doctor, but who doesn’t? he is learning tons of words. he is happy to see the school bus and loves ppcd!