Shiny Sensory Wand is expertly handcrafted by Zofia and her support team in Florida created to celebrate neurodiversity, the idea that neurological differences, like autism and ADHD, in individual brain function and behavioral traits, are regarded as part of normal variation in the human population. This wand’s design in hot pink and aqua includes a metallic piece of stretch elastic inspired by the natural attraction neurodiverse people have to shiny objects and fast movement. Each wand is decoupaged onto a wooden dowel in alternating patterns and contains different ribbons hand-chosen by Zofia for their various textures attached by a split ring to allow for free, flowing movement. A durable black foam grip is added to each wand’s base conforming uniquely to the hand creating more comfort and less fatigue. Providing structured sensory activities throughout the day can help prevent unregulated behaviors and give children the input they crave!
Sensory Wands are perfect for sensory seekers who favor:
Intense swinging & movement
Fast spinning objects & twirling around
Constant motion & sudden, quick movements
Bright colors & lights
High contrast pictures
Type: *SHINY* Sensory Wand
Materials: Birch wood dowel, Mod Podge, tissue paper, screw eye, split ring, hot pink stretch rayon, aqua mini pom pom fringe, Glitter stretch elastic, 4” foam grip
Colors: Pink and aqua
Size: Wands measure 3/8” x 12” wooden dowel with four 1-ft ribbons
Weight: 1.5 oz
Each sold separately. Age 3 years+
Zofia’s story behind Sensory Wands:
Zofia, who has multiple diagnoses of Down syndrome (DS), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), began creating and using sensory fidget wands in response to her own increasing sensory needs in order to manage her emotions and better regulate herself.
Zofia, like others with neurodevelopmental differences such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD, shows unusual responses to sensory experiences compared to other typically developing children of the same chronological age. As an under responsive sensory seeker, Zofia’s brightly colored and stimulating wands give her a variety of needed sensory input, including tactile, visual & auditory that is both therapeutic and entertaining!
'Zofia’s sensory wands provide multi-sensory input and encourage gross motor development. The varied textures are wonderful and give a child great tactile experience. The build-up handle is also an exceptional feature, not only for grasp, but also for squeezing.' Christina M. Duskin, OTR/L