Category Archives: autism

SPD and Sensory Integration Activities

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sensory integration and sensory processing disorder activities

sensory integration and sensory processing disorder activities

1.¬† PLAY DOH, GAK, GLOP, FUNNY FOAM, etc…Children need and love play doh and messy play, unless they have tactile defensiveness that is. There are so many versions of play doh, from pre-package to homemade, scented to unscented, textured to non-textured, cooked to uncooked. You name it, I have found a recipe for it. Check out Play Doh Recipes… here you will find dozens of fun recipes which make tactile experiences messy and fun!¬†Children need to touch a variety of textures and play with them to develop normal tactile processing.¬† If your child will not play with messy items, it is even more important that you continue to find fun and creative ways to introduce these to them.

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Ethan Bortnick – 8 Years old piano player

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The story behind a rising star in the music and entertainment world, Ethan is a young musician, composer, and entertainer who has captivated the world one performance at a time. You won’t believe what he has done at age 8.. Just Watch!


Another amazing piano player – superstar musician with autism. A blind severely autistic man, Derek, is known as the Human ipod. By the age of four his family realised that after hearing a song only once he could play it perfectly on the piano. Now, 25 years later Derek has a repertoire of well over 20,000 songs that he can play instantly from memory. In this clip he is taking requests from the audience at a concert set out to give the limelight to some severely autistic people.