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Posted on October 14, 2019 2:17 am
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Carla Crumb
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Stemming
Children with ESE love to Stem and they like to do it on people or a hard object. They like to feel lots of pressure, I wanted to know if it would be appropriate to give them massage vibrator that they could use on their skin or body?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 14, 2019 4:01 pm

uqaTaq
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This is a generalization about ESE students. Not ALL ESE students love to stem. I would consult the parents of these specific students first before giving them anything.
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Posted February 19, 2020 11:35 pm

Brittany
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I would ask the parents first if they use anything at home in order for the student to get this pressure at home that they like and if they can bring it in. If that doesn't work, I would ask your schools behavioral specialist or social worker. I then would ask the parents if getting one is okay, and if not, what ideas they have.
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Posted February 21, 2020 3:24 pm

uzaZuz
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Talk with the parents of students who are stemming to see if they have tools they use at home for this. Ask them what they think of your suggestion before introducing it into your classroom.
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Solution 4
Posted October 14, 2019 2:32 am

duPuSa
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I would use maybe a hard plastic hand massager, instead of a vibrating massager. This would be more appropriate.
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Posted February 23, 2020 3:15 am

aParyR
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Depending on the student they would like this type of stimming. It is normally students that have Autism or sensory processing disorder. Children like different types of stimming. I have dealt with students that may accept this type of stimming. Each student may need different stimuli when stmimming. I have seen students that lick paper, that need arm squeezes( in IEP), clap hands together, shake fingers and more. I get the idea of asking parents before allowing them to use massage vibrator. I do not know if I would ask parents because I would not ask them if I was going to add other toy/tool. I may have it in a central location if I was concerned in anyway.
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Solution 6
Posted February 25, 2020 8:06 am

sygaru
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As Uqataq has mentioned before, this is a generalization and the parents should be contacted about whether the student actually needs to stim. However, let's assume that this is the case. I think only specific types of vibrators would be okay, because it could be distracting to the other students. Other students may also try to take this vibrator from the ESE student or pester them for a turn, which can be very inconvenient to the ESE student. If this is the case, then you should find a different object.
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