One of the things we really struggle with when it comes to raising 3 boys in the #Autism spectrum is meeting the various sensory needs.
With the whole insurance/therapy fiasco, we have been having to do as much at home as possible because they haven’t been able to return to therapy yet.. Today I did some things with the boys outside, while Lizze and Gavin were at his infusion.
It may look like they’re just coloring on the sidewalk but they are also getting a little sensory workout as well. Both the boys are barefoot and walking on the rough cement. They are stepping on little pebbles and tolerating it quite well.
They are barefoot because their shoes are still wet from last night’s water fight. The front walk is uncomfortable to walk on barefoot but they are doing it without even realizing it because they are distracted by the coloring. At the end of the day, I don’t know how much this actually helps them. All I know is they are doing something they didn’t like doing before.
I would say that’s a good thing. 🙂