What do you buy severely autistic children for Xmas?
Many parents struggle every year to get gifts that their child will enjoy. The problem is often exasperated by parents seeing siblings’ faces light up on Xmas morning.
So we thought that we’d try and help you out a bit.
Severely autistic children tend to be very physical. Many like to climb and they enjoy intense interaction so anything physical and sensory is always a winner.
Texture is often very important as well.
Here are a few ideas:
Does your child like intense pressure?
Many severely autistic children do….
Foam rollers are great for creating intense pressure.
But as a bonus..
With a foam roller, you can also introduce massage and you might find that your child loves you for it.
Foam rollers are also great for grounding.
Buy it here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Core-Balance-Massage-Therapy-Exercise/dp/B01MS4QSBR/ref=asc_df_B01MS4QSBR/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=205160974284&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10417057556891518698&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006864&hvtargid=pla-487544710762&psc=1
For some children who also have sensory loss, love Thera Tubing.
Thera Tubing is more durable than Thera Band and like Thera Band, you can also get it in different strengths.
Why do they love it?
They love it because it is easy for them to create vibrations with them. If you combine the different strengths and colours, you end up with something very fun.
Find it here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thera-Band-Resistive-Exercise-Tubing-7-5m/dp/B000KGMN7W/ref=sr_1_5?adgrpid=50713638862&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs5_Nicqe5gIVFuDtCh2n1gQIEAAYASAAEgKg7_D_BwE&hvadid=259097706709&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1006864&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=10282190970130856772&hvtargid=kwd-320394172474&hydadcr=13282_1748158&keywords=theratube&qid=1575551339&sr=8-5&th=1
Snake Massage Tube
This snake massage tube has batteries inside it and that makes it vibrate. Your child will love these. The only problem that you may have is replacing the batteries when they run out.
Find them here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rovera-Snake-Massage-Vibrating-Tube-Massage/dp/B006ISCJVG/ref=asc_df_B006ISCJVG/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=208032295378&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1155471962628997983&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006864&hvtargid=pla-420380865086&psc=1&th=1&psc=1
Many severely autistic children love rough and tumble, and if your child goes to SEN school, chances are they already love Swiss balls.
Although we are not saying that you have the space at home.
Find it here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trideer-Exercise-Multiple-Anti-Burst-Pregnancy/dp/B01GE7F3TA/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1OXE4B6OR3MG5&dchild=1&keywords=swiss+ball&qid=1575552745&sprefix=swiss+%2Caps%2C140&sr=8-5
Again going down the rough and tumble route…
Trampolines are fantastic for autistic children because it allows them to be energetic in safe way. This is particularly true of the mini ones (pictured above).
If your child loves rebound, then get them one of these and they’ll never stop bouncing.
This one is little out there but here us out:
Many autistic need a mess space, where they can just make a MESS!
There are a couple of ways that you can do this….
Like in the video above, you could put a chaw/whiteboard that can be easily cleaned.
However, what you might also considered doing is putting up sheets and just letting them go wild.
By using sheets, you can allow your child to keep what they create and explore it again, which can be great.
In fact any kind of thing that encourages messy play is often a great way for you and your child to spend good time together.
We’re yet to meet an autistic child that doesn’t love bubbles.
Sportify/Amazon Music Pass
Here us out:
We work with a child who loves the guys pictured above because of their washing machine sounds!
They on Amazon and Spotify, so it might be time to get subscription.
Hopefully that has given you some ideas to get you started!