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Sample of a Sensory Diet

Sensory Diet
Sensory Diet
Sensory Diet
Sensory Diet
sensory diet
sensory diet
Sample of a Sensory Diet
 
Here is a sample sensory diet, created for a second grade child with sensory processing disorder.
 
Note that activities must be individualized for each child and modified frequently to meet changing needs.
 
A separate program was worked out for this child with the school, including frequent movement breaks, an inflatable seat cushion for wiggling while remaining seated, and providing crunchy/chewy oral comfort snacks at handwriting time.
 
In the Morning
 
  • Massage feet and back to help wake up
  • Listen to recommended therapeutic listening CD
  • Use vibrating toothbrush and/or vibrating hairbrush
  • Eat crunchy cereal with fruit and some protein
  • Spin on Dizzy Disc Jr. as directed
  • Jump on mini-trampoline as directed
 
After school
 
  • Go to playground for at least 30 minutes
  • Push grocery cart or stroller
  • Spinning as directed
  • Mini-trampoline. Add variety: have him play catch or toss toys into a basket while jumping.
  • Massage feet to “reorganize,” use therapy putty, make “body sandwiches,” wheelbarrow walk
  • Do ball exercises as directed
  • Listen to therapeutic listening CD
  • Oral work — suck thick liquids through a straw, eat crunchy and chewy snacks, or chew gum before and/or during tabletop activities
 
At dinnertime
 
  • Help with cooking, mixing, chopping, etc.
  • Help set table, using two hands to carry and balance a tray
  • Provide crunchy and chewy foods
 
At night
 
  • Family time: clay projects, painting projects, etc.
  • Warm bath with bubbles and calming essential oil
  • Massage during reading time
 
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