The Pervasive Parenting Center (C.P.R.C.) and Choctaw Nation’s LeFlore County Youth Advisory Board (YAB) have combined efforts to help families in eastern Oklahoma.
The two organizations recently worked together to create lap pads for children in the area with special sensory processing needs.
When the PPC began looking for a way to help families they work with who have children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), they began looking at ways to purchase lap pads. These pads are weighted and are used to put across the laps of children seeking pressure to cope with sensory issues.
“Children with SPD, especially those on the autism spectrum, crave pressure to help with their sensory needs,” said Kodey Toney, director of the PPC. “It can be used as a tool to calm children at times when they are on the brink of a sensory overload or a meltdown. They have also been used to help children with ADHD.”
PPC provided for the cost of the plastic pellets used to add weight to the pads, and the group went about creating the pads. The pads have been distributed to local schools and families throughout the area to help both in the classroom and at home. They are provided free to local families.
“We are truly grateful to YAB and everyone involved in the production of these pads,” said Toney. “We are always looking for ways to help families of children with disabilities. We have already seen a tremendous response from families who have received the pads.”
If you have any questions contact Kodey Toney @ 918-647-1255, 918- 658-5076 or . Kodey Toney Phone: (918) 647-1255 Pervasive Parenting Center