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October 12, 2015

Occupational Therapist approved: sensory processing holiday gift ideas

Katie Haywood M.S., OTR/L, occupational therapist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development, is getting ready for the holiday season now!

She found this post called “The Ultimate List of Gifts for Sensory Seekers”.  The MamaOT blog shares this information so you can find the right products for children with sensory processing difficulties.  Really, most any kid will like these toys!

The list contains over 50 items and categorizes them into practical therapeutic sections.  Here are just a few examples: 

Bazoongi 48" Bouncer Trampoline with Handle BarJUMPING, BOUNCING & BALANCING: Mini trampoline with handle

SPINNING: Radio Flyer Spin n Saucer

Disc Pendant - Candy - Chew Necklace for Sensory, Oral Motor, Anxiety, Autism, ADHDORAL STIMULATION: Chewigem jewelry for kids


Abilitations Dynamic Movement BodySox, X-Small, 2-3 Years, - 34" L x 27" WPUSHING & CRASHING: Body Sox that provides calming, whole-body proprioceptive input 


For a full and printable list of these gifts, click here.

Read more about Katie’s recommendations and reflections, click here

Our team consists of 9 licensed occupational therapists, rather than assistants or aides.  We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care and United Health Care.  Our clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.