Occupational Therapy at Home

Occupational Therapy in the Home

There are a lot of cool things you can use in your home, which is the main area of treatment for your kid, being that they are home, with the family, more than anywhere else.  This is always my preference, anyway.  Anyway, the lycra swing Joshua enjoyed swinging in, could be made and used in the home, in addition to the big pillows filled with foam blocks.  I have heavy bean bags he hasn’t shown much interest in yet, but we could certainly use them and other things in laundry baskets.  The trick is, when in reference to Joshua, is to minimize the mess.  That’s why I really like the huge pillow idea.  Also, the weighted blanket or vest, which you can find patterns for on the internet.  Sure, you can buy a lot of these items from sites such as these:  http://www.weightedblanket.net/; http://www.sensorycraver.com/huggmetanktop-p-1306.html; I’m really interested in the swing and this site has the most affordable one I’ve seen so far.  They also have really cool weighted balls which Joshua could really make use of.  I really think he needs 3 of these as they would help with his need for heavy work and won’t cause much of a mess!  Bonus!  Great birthday gift ideas!

Here are some heavy work ideas that can help when a child is wound up:  http://specialneedsparenting.suite101.com/article.cfm/heavy_work_activities .  Really handy until your child is old enough to start doing yard work and the heavy lifting around the house!

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