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08-10-2011, 10:52 PM
My friend that works with special needs recommended this (http://www.amazon.com/Out-Sync-Child-has-Fun/dp/0399528431) book to me.
The Out of Sync Child has Fun it's for kids with sensory processing disorders.

I got it intending to use it with my 4yo who has multiple issues, but realized it would be more appropriate (at least right now) for my 5 and 7 yo's that have milder sensory issues.

what I did was write ideas on an index card, and color coded them according to the sensory area (tactile, hearing, smell,etc)
and I intend to rotate them and use 1-2 in our daily school schedule.
I think it will fit in nicely.

We also use Brain Gym (http://www.amazon.com/Brain-Gym-Simple-Activities-Learning/dp/0942143051/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313030822&sr=1-1) Which was recommended to us by my kids attachment therapist. It also has been a great thing to incorporate into our school day,and I think several of the activities could count towards phy ed. :)

08-11-2011, 12:43 PM
Amy, thanks for the great idea about using index cards and color coding them. I will be using this with my boys this year. I have Brain Gym on my wishlist to get too. Our OT recommended Building Bridges (to Sensory Integration is the full title I believe) as well, which I have purchased and am just starting to go through. Your idea is a great way to get the great ideas from the book(s) translated into daily use in real life.