Stringing Washers: Great for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders
It is fun to string these washers because they look and feel great! Washers are perfect for children or adults with coordination challenges because they are easy to grasp and won't roll away when dropped. I use thick fabric instead of flimsy string to further promote success.
My clients need to use force to push the washers all the way down the fabric strip. Use of force provides sensory stimulation to the muscles and joints in the hands helping children with sensory processing disorders be more aware of their hands and how to use them. The washers get heavy after a while and weight also provides sensory stimulation.
Please note that I attached the stringing fabric to cord tied around the table so that the materials cannot be thrown. Washer stringing is repetitive and often calming and as you see in the video some people love the teamwork!