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Sensory consulting

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30 per session - Virtual OK

I will help you create a sensory experience for yourself or your child. My son is a huge sensory seeker, and I've spent the last 5+ years with him on occupational therapy. I'm good at finding alternative ways to meet his sensory needs that don't harm him or our belongings. I'll share my best tips and tricks with you. This could involve: How to build a sensory bin, how to make slime, how to meet needs for "messy wet" play without destroying your furniture, how to redirect harmful stims and meet those needs (it's a need, not a behavior) in safer ways, etc etc etc. I'm great at brainstorming things that will work for you or your child. While I will not ship you physical items, I will help provide instruction on how to get them for yourself, and troubleshoot any difficulties that you may have.

Training & Qualifications


I'm not a therapist, just an autistic mom of an autistic child who is pro-neurodiversity and loves making sensory skills work for you, not against you.

Availability & Preferences


I'm free to chat here via messages, or during the day while my son is at school via phone or video conferencing.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Melanie


Shea Elizabeth
Shea received session of Sensory consulting from Melanie
May 11, 2017
Melanie was amicable and knowledgeable, both in sensory theory and in related language. A sincerely useful service for anyone who works with, or knows..., youth.show more
Maria sold 23 1/2" grey necklace to Melanie
Oct 29, 2017
So glad you liked it!
Kathy received unit of One Dad Joke from Melanie
Jul 29, 2017
Great Joke! Thanks!
Anat received unit of Crocheted hat from Melanie
Jun 19, 2017
This is so great to receive a hat in the mail, especially when you are in a new place-! So beautifully made (0; Thank you Melanie
Saylor Northrip
Saylor provided Help with Ladybug (ladybird beetle) stuff for Melanie
Jun 11, 2017
Thanks for everything man!!
Elizabeth received package of Special order for Elizabeth F from Melanie
Jun 07, 2017
Melanie made me awesome matching headbands for my daughter and I! I love it. Thank you so much they are so beautiful and exactly the color I was wanti...ng! show more
Merideth sold UPcycled aluminum can bracelet to Melanie
Jun 03, 2017
Super awesome!
Sandra received unit of Custom made headband, crocheted from Melanie
May 31, 2017
Melanie was so nice and did exactly what I asked for. She even touched base before she mailed it. Wonderful experience!
Black received unit of Special order for Black P. from Melanie
May 27, 2017
Melanie really helped me out with my project, was very timely and very pleasant to work with :-)
Lauren received unit of Custom made headband, crocheted from Melanie
May 26, 2017
Melanie makes the best headbands! Put mine in the wash & the dryer & it came out just fine! So cute.


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About Melanie Davidson

I like to make preserves (mostly jams and pickles) and crochet (mostly accessories). I nerd out over anime, videogames, and various geeky fandoms. In my high school years, I was a synchronized swimmer... and a clarinetist (also an X-Phile). I am a parent to an autistic 7 year old and have experience navigating the medical/government/school disability arenas as a parent. I am working towards an accounting degree and have training in computerized bookkeeping and individual income tax prep. I have a couple of mental health diagnoses and am happy to help others as a listening ear or to share my experiences.show more

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