A “sensory diet” (a term coined by OT Patricia Wilbarger) is a carefully designed, personalised activity plan that provides the sensory input a person needs to stay focused and organised throughout the day. This Mama has a fabulous site on everything ‘sensory’, so read more on Sensory Diet.
Lucky’s sensory diet is as follow:
1. Morning Gym
– skin-brushing and tooth-brushing (electric) to desensitise
– Heavy work for muscles and regulating activities
– Yoga (which he’s NOT interested! So, we do swing and deep pressure tent instead)
– Visual play (using lights and torches)
– Explore with specifically tactile activities
– Then yoga (we do deep pressure tent)
– Prior to sleep: wind-down routine using brushing program, deep pressure and less active play to calm.