Sensory Processing

Advice, activities and games

Choosing the right activities and games

Your child has a mental handicap

For children with a mental handicap or a developmental delay it is difficult to understand the world. They are overwhelmed by information that they cannot respond to very well. As a result they may become aggressive, hyperactive or the reverse, anxious, withdrawn and stop reacting altogether. In general they need more time to react.

For the very reason that it is so difficult for them to respond to their environment, it is very important to evoke a reaction by doing carefully selected activities and games. This enables them to gather information and make contact with the world. A number of the activities and games described below are also very suitable to carry out with adults with a developmental delay.

The following activities and games may be suitable:

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