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Autism And How Sensory Toys Help Development

Most children love to explore the world around them using all their senses but some children with Autism need some help to appreciate the world by using sensory toys. Children with Autism have a preferred way of what and how they want to do things. Some may prefer to use their sense of smell over vision while others may prefer to rock back and forth rather than listen to talk around them, since the rocking sensation feels good to them. This kind of behavior may be confusing to those around children with Autism but actually the behavior gives clues to the preferred sensory communication the child likes to use. Once the sensory channel is defined for the Autistic child, use of the sensory toys will be able to enhance communication with the child and maintain a longer attention span. Sensory toys will allow some special one on one time with the Autistic child while playing with a toy that all can understand.   Many children with Autism need sensory toys that will allow them to fidget. This fidgeting allows aids them in concentration and learning. Some of the best sensory toys for this particular Autistic need would be stretchy toys, soft pliable toys and vibrating toys. Another great sensory toy for Autistic children is the Sensy Therapy ball. This ball is soft to the touch but has numerous small...

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Welcome to SensoryEdge.com

As the parents of two young children, we understand the importance of providing them with the right toys and learning products. When we had our first child we had no idea what kind of toys we should purchase; we bought what we thought was cute. As he grew, we learned that he had a speech disorder and sensory integration issues. It was then that we discovered how truly important it is to have the right educational and sensory-based products. It is with this in mind that we created SensoryEdge.com. We are dedicated to providing the best items at great prices. We also want to be a resource for caregivers. We will be publishing articles and activities from parents, teachers, and therapists in our newsletter.If you’re looking for something you don’t see, let us know – we may be able to get it for you. We are constantly researching and adding new products so bookmark us and visit often. We know you could shop anywhere, so thanks for stopping...

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