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Got Special KIDS|Pacific Play Tents Parachutes with Handles & Carrying Bag Pacific Play Tents Parachutes with Handles & Carrying Bag

Build teamwork and motor skills!

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Got Special KIDS|Fun & Stretchy Fidget Ring for Kids, Teens & Adults Rolling Fidget Ring

Stay focused with the Rolling Fidget Ring.

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Got Special KIDS|Tactile Atom Ball Tactile Atom Ball

A quiet, squeezable, addictive fidget

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Got Special KIDS|Toddler Safety toothbrush by preventive dental specialties Toddler Safety Toothbrush

Soft bristles on one side and teething bumps on the other.

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Got Special KIDS|Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - Mini Tin Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - Mini Tin

Use as a stress ball, squeeze toy, or as therapy putty.

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Got Special KIDS|Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - Sand & Surf Scented Mini Tin Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - Sand & Surf Scented Mini Tin

Scented with hints of tropical vanilla, sweet coconut, and fresh ocean air

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Got Special KIDS|Neoflex Anti-Stress Squeeze Ball Neoflex Anti-Stress Squeeze Ball

Soft and squeezy!

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Got Special KIDS|Rainbow Pom Fidget Ball Rainbow Pom Fidget Ball

Fidget ball that is fun to squeeze, toss and catch, but it won't roll away!

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Got-Special KIDS| Squigglets -  Squiggly, Tactile Bracelets in Various Colors Squigglets

Wear it, shake it, fling it!

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Got Special KIDS|body sportTherapy Putty Body Sport Therapy Putty - 2 oz

Available in five color-coded consistencies ranging from super-soft to firm.

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Got Special KIDS|Wilbarger Special Needs Therapressure Sensory Brushes Wilbarger Therapressure Brush

Oval shaped sensory brush designed for the Wilbarger Protocol.

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Got Special KIDS|Bite-n-Clean Turtle Toothbrush Bite-n-Clean Turtle Toothbrush

Turtle is double bristled for brushing upper and lower teeth simultaneously!

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Got Special KIDS|Bumpy, Lightup Thermasphere Anti-Stress Balls Therasphere Anti-Stress Balls

Flashing meteor anti-stress balls - light 'em up!

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Got Special KIDS|Squeeze Banana Fidget Toy Squeeze Banana Fidget Toy

100% Satisfaction in the Squeeze Department!

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Got Special KIDS|Chubuddy Spiralz Chewable Stretch Necklace Chubuddy Chewable Stretch Necklace

Stretchy, Chewable, Fidget Necklace.

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Got Special KIDS|Very Stretchy Mice and Cheese.   Stretchy Mice and Cheese is a fun focus aid and a quiet fidget that doesn't disturb others. Stretchy Mice and Cheese

You're sure to squeak with delight!

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Got Special KIDS|Wiggly Giggler Rattle Wiggly Giggler Rattle

Shake and roll me! Babies love me!

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Got Special KIDS|Chewy Tubes Super Chew Chewy Tubes Super Chew

An innovative oral-motor device designed to provide a resilient, non-food, chewable surface .

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Got Special KIDS|Fidget Twist Ink Pen Fidget Twist Ink Pen

Hour of fidgeting fun with this working ink pen.

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Got Special KIDS|Fidget Plot Twist Ink Pen Fidget Plot Twist Ink Pen

Hour of fidgeting fun with this working ink pen.

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Got Special Kids|Mondo Spaghetti Pasta Ball Fidget  Hyper Flex Mondo Spaghetti Pasta Ball Fidget Hyper Flex

Tactile fun in a noodle-like ball!

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Got Special Kids | Happy Face Gel Stress Ball Happy Face Gel Stress Ball

Don't worry! Squeeze Happy! Brighten anyone's day with Happy Face.

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Got Special KIDS|Squishy Peek-A -Boo Sloth Fidget Squishy Peek-A -Boo Sloth Fidget

Squeeze and Squish the Sloths In or Out of the Tree Stump

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Got Special KIDS|Don't Hurry, Be Happy Squishy Sloths 1.5-inch Fidgets - 4 Pack Don't Hurry, Be Happy Squishy Sloths - 4 Pack

The cutest pocket fidget ever!

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Got Special KIDS|Crazy Aaron's Scentsory Putty  - 2.75" Tin of Scented Putty Crazy Aaron's Scentsory Putty - 2.75" Tin of Scented Putty

Scented Thinking Putty!

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Got Special Kids|Big Top Squeeze Peanut Fidget Toy Squeeze Peanut Fidget Toy

Easy to Squeeze!

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Got Special KIDS|Ergonomic Groovy Grips for Pencil-Hand Positioning - Set of 3 Groovy Grips (Set of 3)

Unique tactile feel and input!

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Got Special Kids|Spiky Hyper-Flex Material Glove for Soothing Sensory Input Spiky Glove

Looks scary, but it's soft and stretchy.

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Got-Special KIDS | Light Up DNA Ball Light Up DNA Ball

Fantastic visual effects with each squeeze!

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Got Special KIDS|Ziggy Pasta Ball for Fidgets or Therapeutic Tactile Input Mondo Ziggy Pasta Ball Super Flex

Oodles of fidgeting fun.

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Got Special KIDS| Oral-Motor Chewy Tubes for Uni or Bi-Lateral Biting Chewy Tube

Develop jaw strength and address sensory issues.

Starting At: $6.69
Got Special KIDS|Sensory University Chew Stixx Pencil Toppers Textured & Smooth Pencil Topper Pack

Give your student something safe to chew on!

Our Price:: $6.95
   
 

There's a spectrum of sensory processing issues, but in the broadest sense of the word, sensory processing disorders change how incoming information is organized. Children and adults with sensory processing disorders may interpret touch, sight, sound and taste by under- or over-processing (or both) these stimuli, which can have a big impact on learning and on everyday life. Sensory difficulties can impact visual, auditory and tactile stimuli, taste and smell, proprioceptive input and vestibular input.

Sensory processing disorders can make it impossible to react normally to a flickering light, a sudden loud noise, a scratchy shirt or a bad taste. However, those with a sensory processing dysfunction may even find it difficult to respond appropriately to completely ordinary experiences. For example, the hum of the refrigerator could be overwhelming and a mundane food such a yogurt might be gag-inducing.

Hypersensitivity

Children who are overly sensitive to stimuli avoid sensory input because it’s too overwhelming. Signs of hypersensitivity may include the following:

  • Turns away from people
  • Water always too hot/too cold
  • Annoyed and distracted by indoor lighting
  • Frequently covers ears, complains about noise or refuses crowded areas
  • Intolerance of sudden noises that startle
  • Arches back when touched or picked up
  • Consistently avoids specific fabrics or surfaces
  • Gags at or refuses certain foods
  • Strong aversion to perfumes or colognes
  • Overly cautious
  • Trouble reading and focusing in school
  • Car sick easily
  • Prefers to hold things very loosely
  • Avoids stretching, limb extension or walking on tip toes

Hyposensitivity

Some people are under-sensitive to stimuli; they may want to touch things and feel physical contact and pressure. Hyposensitivity causes kids to be sensory-seeking. Signs of hyposensitivity include:

  • Misjudges spatial relationships
  • Fixates on spinning, flickering or bright objects
  • Excessive humming or singing
  • Attraction to music speakers
  • Wants to be squeezed or held tightly
  • Doesn't react appropriately to cuts or bruises
  • Hits self
  • Prefers foods with extreme tastes such as sour or spicy
  • Fidgets and chews
  • Deliberately crashes into things
  • Climbs and jumps off high objects
  • Trouble staying seated
  • Enjoys going fast, being upside down or falling
  • Poor balance

Treatment for sensory processing disorders can include sensory integration challenges at home and via school or occupational therapy.

Introducing activities, objects, new surroundings, foods and more in a gentle and fun way helps to reduce the stress associated with being exposed to new sensation. The most effective treatments extend to the home environment, and parents are always encouraged to incorporate a rich sensory diet into their child's life. Depending on the senses affected, some at-home staples might include:

  • Sound-blocking headphones
  • Gentle lights and sounds
  • Putty and other fidgets
  • Chewy tubes or chewlery
  • Sensory seating for school
  • Weighted and vibrating products
  • Compression clothing
  • Soothing swings or hammocks