Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Finding Balance With Asperger's: A Sensory Gel Pad Self-Calming Tool

The Therapy Shoppe is one of my all-time favorite sites for Autism therapy and school supplies, and they’ve made me happy again with their Bahama Blue Sensory Gel Pad. I homeschool my 5 ½ year old Aspie, Quinn, so I know firsthand his struggles with being patient and quiet in school. This 7”x16” squishy gel pad is filled with “bahama blue” colored gel that calms my fidgety child while tons of glittery stars mesmerize him. The 2 flat marbles and 3 black rings inside provide sensory input and keep his restless hands busy while he does his lessons. This versatile, self-calming tool is great for working on fine motor skills along with strengthening and helping with visual motor skills as well.

Quinn and I both love this gel pad. We’ve been wanting one for awhile and it’s proven most useful. The light amount of pressure it puts on him along with the cooling sensation it provides also give him much-needed proprioceptive input while keeping his hands busy. This item has quickly become a vital part of our school day and, because it’s well made, I know it will be around for a long time.

The Therapy Shoppe has tons of great products for all children, but their specialty is sensory-lacking children. You can visit their website to see this and all their amazing products at This Bahama Blue Sensory Gel Pad retails for $24.99.

Thank you to The Therapy Shoppe for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.