The Smart Life Sensory Survival Kit - Life Edition contains the following helpful sensory tools, all in a securely-closing pencil box:
Help maintain focus by keeping hands busy while providing
tactile input. The fidgets included in the kit are quiet and
appropriate for most public spaces.
Sounds not easily heard by others are often troublesome and highly disturbing, making it difficult to focus. Discreet earplugs help shut out distractions in a socially acceptable manner.
“Calm” Essential Oil
Proprietary blend helps calm and relax
Incredible 5-Point Scale Calming Strategies Card
The Incredible 5-Point Scale was developed by Kari Dunn Buron (K.D. Buron, Incredible 5-Point Scale. Copyright AAPC Publishing. www.aapcpublishing.net. Used with permission). The 5-point scale can be used to help teach a person with ASD to recognize different levels of stress and anxiety. The scale visually breaks down a person’s responses to stress by labeling each level with what the behavior looks like, what the level feels like, and what stress reduction exercise or routines can be used to reduce the stress level. The person with ASD and his caregiver can begin to think in terms of ‘being at’ a level 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 using the scale as a visual prompt. After much practice and patience, the person can be prompted to bring their stress level down from a 4 to a 2 using the scale as a guide. The 5-point scale is a cognitive behavioral method of teaching the student how to recognize their own internal emotional states and then to practice successful responses to those emotions. We now have published case studies and objective scientific evidence that CBT does significantly reduce mood disorders in children and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome (Attwood. In press).
Shake Glitter Lamp
Fascinating to watch, the glitter lamp can be calming and is
perfect for a sensory break
Color Tinted Sunglasses
Colored sunglasses can help filter out uncomfortable lighting
A Sweet Treat
Sweet foods can help the mind relax and focus