The stress and anxiety that comes with sensory processing disorder is familiar to many of us. Stress balls are great for releasing pent-up nervous energy. Stress balls are also good for proprioception, feeling your palm and fingers, and testing your hand and wrist strength. It’s exercise as well, which is important for children with sensory issues who commonly have low muscle tone or weak muscles.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s noticed how expensive sensory balls can be:
When a friend told me she made three homemade stress balls for her son with sensory processing disorder, I knew I had to mentally file the info and get back to it when I had time.
Well, I haven’t yet found the time to make these sensory balls but I figured I could pass on the video anyway.
I hope that whoever tries it comes back to tell us how it worked!