What are Sensory Tools?
Sensory Tools can also be called “Fidgets;” The Worry Stone, the Link Fidget, and the Amigo are three varieties of fidgets.
We all fidget in certain situations. Some twirl their hair; others tap their feet. Sometimes, however, individuals engage in fidgeting patterns that are socially inappropriate. In such cases, using a fidget helps individuals regulate their sensory systems.
Fidgets are self-regulation tools that are used for various purposes:
- Absorb and learn new information
- Pay attention
- Engage in active listening
- Remain calm
- Manage stress
- Stay focus
Fidgets help individuals control and redirect movement to enhance their learning. Some individuals are kinesthetic learners; which means that they learn best when engaging both mind and body. Using a fidget helps them better absorb new information.
Our fidgets are now also being sold at the Play Place for Autistic Children in Sterling Heights.