Some studies indicate as many as 1 in every 6 children suffer from Sensory Processing/Integration Differences or Disorders in the USA. More recent studies indicate this number may be even higher. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are just two of several diagnoses often associated with sensory processing differences. The good news is, awareness and treatment for these challenges are increasing and improving.
Making Sense products are part of the solution when it comes to sensory integration. They are designed to address and challenge one or more of the 7 senses (touch, hearing, sight, taste, smell, vestibular-sense involved with balance and equilibrium and proprioception- sense involved with understanding body position) and assist with regulation. But most kids view these products as unique and delightful toys! The Mishu Basic is a weighted toy/doll/character that can provide deep pressure stimulation. For children that need deep pressure to stay focused on an activity, the Mishu Basic is a great option that makes sensory stimulation fun. The Binni Sofa is a beanbag chair and/or a wearable beanbag that provides a child with his/her own personal space and a compression vest all in one, enhancing the gross motor play experience.