Summer break is slowly but surely coming to an end. I have one week before the full time schedule resumes. As I've been busy planning for the upcoming school year, I've been organizing existing songs, jotting down ideas for new songs and taking the time to listen to a lot of songs written by other folks as well.
I listened to one song in particular the other day that I just had to share with all of you.
It's a song by Brady Rymer called, "Squish Me, Squeeze Me". You can listen to the song here.
I really love this song because I have several students in mind who have Sensory Processing Disorder, who often need a "squeeze".
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), is a neurological disorder that causes a person's body to have difficulties interpreting information from their senses that they receive from their environment. A person's senses may be over or under reactive to the sensory information and they may not be able to respond "appropriately" to ordinary sensory experiences.
We have all learned about our five senses: vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste. We also have two additional senses: vestibular and proprioceptive. All of our senses work together to help us understand and move within our environments.
This song would be most beneficial to use with someone who needs proprioceptive input (sensations from joints, muscles and connective tissues that lead to body awareness). It's important to note that different types of sensory stimulation effect each person differently. Sensory interventions should only be done under the approval and guidance of a licensed occupational therapist or other approved professional.
Overall, it's a super fun sounding song! What songs do you use to help students who have SPD?
Have a super weekend and check back soon for additional song posts!