How to Make Vibrating Candy Cane Ring Stacks for Children with Autism

RecyclingOTPublished: June 27, 2017Updated: June 28, 201760 views
Published: June 27, 2017Updated: June 28, 2017

Children and adults with autism, sensory processing disorders or developmental disabilities often engage better and enjoy using materials that vibrate. The vibration provides sensory stimulation to muscles and joints and the sound helps them stay focused. This video demonstrates 2 different types of ring stacks made inexpensively from plastic candy canes and rings cut out of detergent bottles. As an occupational therapist, I look for ways to adapt activities so that my clients are motivated to engage, focus, use their hands together and develop new skills. Learn more at

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