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Got Special KIDS|Reusable Sensory Reduction Ear Plugs w/ Cord - NRR 25 Reusable Ear Plugs Corded

Reusable ear plugs

Starts at: $1.69
Got Special KIDS|Edushape Textured Mini Balls are perfect to develop gross motor skills. Edushape Textured Mini Balls

Soft and squeezable!

Starts at: $2.50
Got Special KIDS|Hamilton Buhl Noiseoff Replacement Foam Kit NoiseOff Replacement Foam Kit - 4 Pack

Replacement foam tips for NoiseOff Headphones

Starts at: $2.85
Therafit Hand Therapy Gel Balls Therafit Hand Therapy Gel Balls

Increase strength, prevent stiffness, reduce stress and ease muscle tension.  Three strengths!

Starts at: $3.00
Got Special KIDS|Wilbarger Special Needs Therapressure Sensory Brushes Wilbarger Therapressure Brush

Oval shaped sensory brush designed for the Wilbarger Protocol.

Starts at: $4.00
Got Special KIDS|Unicorn Aqua Squisheez - Unicorn

Smoothly satisfying flexible material that grows in water!

Starts at: $4.50
Sale Price: $4.00
Savings: $0.50
Got Special KIDS| Instant Stress Ball Aqua Squisheez - Instant Stress Ball

Smoothly satisfying flexible material that grows in water!

Starts at: $4.50
Sale Price: $4.00
Savings: $0.50
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 .

Starts at: $6.50
Got Special KIDS|Senseez Handheld Sensory Hot/Cold Pack Senseez Soothables - Handheld Sensory Hot/Cold Pack

Hot & Cold Therapy On The Go!

Starts at: $12.99
Sale Price: $6.50
Savings: $6.49
Got Special KIDS|Deep-Pressure Semi-Circle Gel Pads for Restless Legs & Wiggles Semi-Circle Gel Pad

Deep pressure for a secure, grounded feeling.

Starting At: $7.00
Got Special KIDS|3-D Pin Art in Fun Colors for Kids 3-D Pin Art in Fun Colors for Kids

Express yourself with changing art!

Starts at: $7.49
Got Special KIDS|Chu-Buddy Chewable Bracelet ChuBuddy Springz Chewable Bracelet

These bracelets are a fun, stylish way to keep a chewable fidget handy.

Starting At: $8.00
The Baby What'Zit The Baby What'Zit

Wooden ball with elastic movement and stretchy bands that creates a rattle!

Starts at: $15.00
Sale Price: $8.00
Savings: $7.00
Got Special Kids|ChewEase Pencil Topper (Set of 3) ChewEase Pencil Topper (Set of 3)

Improve work productivity and concentration.

Starts at: $8.99
Sale Price: $8.50
Savings: $0.49
Got Special KIDS| Oral-Motor Chewy Tubes for Uni or Bi-Lateral Biting Chewy Tube

Develop jaw strength and address sensory issues.

Starting At: $8.75
Got Special KIDS|Chewy Tether & Strap Chew Tether & Strap Holder

Never lose a chewy again!

Starts at: $8.99
Got-Special KIDS|Zipper Zilla ChuBuddy Zipper Zilla

Attaches to jackets for convenient availability!

Starts at: $8.99
Chew Stixx Junior Pocket Oral Sensory Tubes Chew Stixx Junior Pocket Oral Sensory Tubes

Ideal for people with destructive sensory chewing disorders.

Starts at: $9.00
Got Special KIDS|Textured Tough Bar Textured Tough Bar

Textured Tough Bar is a durable and wonderfully textured oral motor tool.

Starts at: $9.00
Got Special KIDS|TChew Stixx Xtra Tough Chew Stixx Xtra Tough

Chew Stixx Xtra Tough for those that can chew through anything!

Starts at: $9.00
Got Special Kids|Chewy Chew Stixx comes in 7 fun flavors for extra oral sensory input. Chew Stixx helps kids and teens with autism, ADHD, and other special needs focus. Chewy Chew Stixx - Flavored

Flavored chews for extra interest and input!

Starts at: $9.00
Got-SpecialKIDS|Chew Stixx REACH Sensory Chew Chew Stixx REACH Sensory Chew

Chew Stixx REACH Sensory Chew

Starts at: $9.00
Got-SpecialKIDS|Chew Stixx Chew Lolli Knobby Textured Chew Stixx Chew Lolli Knobby

Simulates the ever changing textures of food to help with sensory issues.

Starts at: $9.00
Got-SpecialKIDS|Grip Stixx by Chew Stixx Grip Stixx by Chew Stixx

Chewable Hand and Oral Fidget.

Starts at: $9.00
Got-Special KIDS | Chew Stixx Chew Lolli Swirl Chew Stixx Chew Lolli Swirl

Chewable hand fidget for children craving sensory input and the input received from destructive oral motor grinding.

Starts at: $9.00
Got Special KIDS|Playfoam Pluffleâ„¢ Twist Glow-in-the-Dark Learning Resources Playfoam Pluffle Twist Glow-in-the-Dark

Mesmerizing, mixable, feel-good glowing fluffy stuff that never dries out!

List Price: $11.99
Starting At: $10.75
Sale Price: $9.25
Savings: $2.74
Got Special KIDS|Sensory Processing Calming Califone Hearing Protector- HS50 Califone Hearing Safe Hearing Protector- HS50

Great tool for auditory sensitivity!

Starts at: $9.50
Got Special KIDS|Edushape Mini Rainmaker - 8" Edushape Mini Rainmaker - 8"

Multi-sensory experience for young children!

List Price: $11.99
Starts at: $9.99
Savings: $2.00
Got Special KIDS|Playfoam Putty 4 Pack Learning Resources Playfoam Putty 4 Pack

Squish, squash, smash, and squeeze, a multi-sensory, ASMR, screen-free fun

Starting At: $12.50
Sale Price: $10.25
Savings: $2.25
Got Special KIDS|Chew Bud Oval Chewelry ChuBuddy - Chew Bud Oval Chewelry

A discreet sensory chew pendant.

Starts at: $10.99
Got Special KIDS|BPA-Free Starfish Chewing Necklace Pendant - Various Colors ChuBuddy Starfish Chew

Our new Starfish pendant is a stylish oral fidget!

Starts at: $10.99
Got Special KIDS|Cute Fish-Shaped Chewing Bud | Colorful Chewlery Fish Bud ChuBuddy Fish Chew Pendant

Fish Buds are an attractive oral fidget!

Starts at: $10.99
   
 

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