Activities with both hands
Children with sensory processing disorder often have difficulties focussing attention on what they are doing. You can help them by choosing an activity that needs the use of both hands. This makes it easier for your child to focus attention on what he is doing and to continue this activity for a longer time.
Doing or making something with both hands helps him to stay focussed on that activity. If you use materials that give him something to feel as well, like clay, finger paint, water and sand, this will help him focus even better. He is more aware of what he is doing.
Other examples of activities involving the use of both hands are: threading beads, tying something with a rope, carrying large objects and putting things in a plastic bag.
Els Rengenhart © 2009