Sunday, September 16, 2012


A few weeks ago I went to a class given by Children's Health Care of Atlanta on Sensory Processing Disorder and appropriate therapies (autism and SPD often go hand in hand). The teacher swore by "single point swings" for vestibular therapy treatments. (See her website for more information if you're curious what that means.) She shared this particular swing from as the cheapest alternative to the much more expensive therapy catalog versions, claiming it would do the job just as well. So here it is, installed in Jacob's room, ready for therapy and fun.

Alexander really loves this swing
(he just doesn't like to smile for the camera anymore)

Would stay here all day.
(He's also using the weighted blanket I made him in these pictures.)


  1. yay!! you got it inside the house. we are about to order one too!

  2. Looks like Alexander loves it and his new blanket. I know he loves to swing from seeing him in the swing at Erika's. Jacob looks like he is trying to get out.

  3. Wow, that's great! William was diagnosed with SPD a couple years ago. We've got lots of sensory stuff for him! the one he likes the best is the weighted blankets I've made. (They are so freakin' expensive to buy!) It helps him calm down during thunder storm, airplane rides, car rides, anytime he's feeling anxious. I've been debating about getting a swing like this. Let me know how it works out for Jacob!

    1. The swing is actually for Alexander but we didn't have space in his room to hang it because he has a ceiling fan and Jacob doesn't. They both are loving the swing so far. I don't have any real "scientific" data about the sensory benefits yet but I'll let you know when I do. I remembered William's diagnosis and was wondering if you had tried weighted stuff with him. I'm so glad you have :-)