Silicone Beads. These sensory Silicone Beads help individuals who need tools to assist with self-regulation. Occupational therapists and educators use self-regulation tools with their clients/students to help them destress, increase concentration, reduce anxiety, and many other feelings they deal with on a daily basis. Studies have shown that children with ADHD and autism have less of the ability to process visual sensory information. Silicone Beads can also be used to target motor skills like stretching the fine motor muscles in the hand.
Silicone Beads are soothing, calming, and enjoyable to fidget with. Many people use them to relieve stress and anxiety, and to help focus.
Activities like fidgeting are linked to pleasure responses, because they release dopamine and norepinephrine into the body. With the release of these hormones into the system focus is sharpened and attention increases.
Individuals who suffer from anxiety, ADHD, and autism are particularly in need of something to release tension and silicone beads provide the sensory stimulation needed.