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Stim toys - January 21st 2016, 12:15 PM

To anyone on the autistic spectrum, or who has sensory processing disorder, or ADHD/ADD, or anything that means you stim. What are your favourite stim toys?

I just got a tangle and it's amazing, it feels so nice in my hand and I love twisting it in my fingers. I also have a spinner ring which is great for discreetly stimming in lectures, and stops me from biting my nails as much. I also have a marble maze which is great when I'm anxious and a captain america plushie which is really soft and I like stroking my face with it. Over christmas I was using a bouncy ball full f water and glitter for visual stimming but it belonged to my sister so I couldn't keep it.


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Re: Stim toys - January 21st 2016, 01:04 PM

I was diagnosed with SPD (sensory processing) and I happen to really like slinkies. I also have 2 other toys I like to fiddle with. It helps with skin picking, so I keep my hands busy as well. I like them because I can keep playing with it over and over. I'm trying to describe it....one toy is the texture of Lego but is in one straight line with little squares that can twist and turn. The other is plastic tubes with string inside that can fold up and also twist/turn. I also have certain textures I sleep with at night. I have this shirt called greeny. It is a green turtle neck that I had since a child. I wouldn't wear it but I like running my fingers through the cold refreshing material. It is hard to explain. My hands swear a lot and are generally warm so it is nice and helps me fall asleep. I also have stuffed animals but that's more for emotional comfort xD.

Edit: I meant fidget toy, not fiddle toy. But fiddle toy sounds nice too
   
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Re: Stim toys - January 21st 2016, 01:14 PM

I have a collection of pokemon plushies for comfort


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Re: Stim toys - January 21st 2016, 01:27 PM

I don't have a SPD/ASD, but I do have anxiety and I use tangle toys to help sometimes because I need to do things with my hands. A lot of the times when I don't have them I'll fiddle with my bracelets and such though.
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Re: Stim toys - January 21st 2016, 03:51 PM

Like Dez, I also use them to help with anxiety. If I don't keep my hands busy when I'm anxious I tend to self-harm without being aware of it.

I have a tangle toy I got from someone on here and it's really cool, I love the texture. I have one of these (I want to get some more to put in different places) and I like to mindlessly play with it while I'm doing other things. I usually use it during therapy. I have a lot of stress balls which are great because I can use those and exercise my joints with them too. I also have a variety of different putties. I recently got a small container of it and I might consider keeping it with me all the time.


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Re: Stim toys - January 30th 2016, 07:46 AM

I have dermatilomania, and I have a few stim toys to keep myself from going at my skin. I got this cute little ring from stimtastic.com and it's the best! it's discreet and effective, 10/10 would recommend
   
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Re: Stim toys - February 9th 2016, 10:08 PM

I love tactile things. I do not have ADD or anything else that has been diagnosed where stim toys would be appropriate but I have thought of buying some because it helps me focus Etc. when my hands are kept busy.


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