I recently wrote about "Motion Sickness: A sensory Issue!" looking at sensory considerations and triggers when travelling in a car. This article is a follow-up to this article providing SENSORY solutions for the car!
I mentioned in the original article that I had "attended" a webinar series by the world renown, Professor Winne Dunn on "Sensory Processing and the Impact on Everyday Life". In this series, Professor Dunn made a comment that even though we may identify a "sensory problem", the solution may involve "non-sensory" approaches such as a cognitive/behavioral approach to manage new information. As OTs, I think that we do this already as we look at the context of the "problem" and use a variety of strategies to help develop skills, make environmental changes or adapt an activity.
Therefore considering the context of travelling in a car, a few precautions should be taken before choosing sensory solutions.
SENSORY SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE MOTION SICKNESS
Note: Not all of these suggestions will be possible or appropriate for every child. Please consider your child and family's particular requirements.
What are your favourite sensory solutions for car trips?
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