Must-Have School Supplies for Kids with Sensory or Focus Challenges

Posted by Shannon on Aug 10th 2023

AUG 11, 2023

Great School Supply Additions for Children with Sensory or Focus Challenges

Parents around the country are shopping for backpacks, scissors, crayons, and notebooks. The most important supplies to your student, may not be the ones that are on any traditional list. A child with sensory processing disorder, autism, ADHD, or anxiety may face challenges with day-to-day learning due to fidgeting, inability to focus, or feelings of anxiety. Including some of these tools in your back-to-school shopping will help your child to have a more successful year.

Kid at school cutting paper

SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Sensitivity Socks

These socks are perfectly seamless. We're able to do this with a unique manufacturing process where the socks are knitted in the same way that a caterpillar knits a cocoon. Not only that, but they're made of super soft, stretchy, form-fitting materials, so they're extra comfortable. And they don't wrinkle or bunch up. Our high-tech fibers wick moisture away from the skin making them drier also. Parents across the country share that SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks make their mornings easier and stress-free.

Little boy reading books wearing SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks

SmartKnitKIDS Compresso-T

Another must have for Back to School is our Compresso-T. Compresso-T's deep pressure feeling provides the ideal amount of compression for a gentle "hug" feel that helps calm or focus your child. This is a great tool for kids that crave deep sensory input or a child that needs a little extra help in sitting still and focusing.

Boy at school wearing SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Compresso-T

SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Undies and Bralettes

Just like with socks, many children are bothered by seams in their undergarments. That's why SmartKnitKIDS also makes seamless undies and bralettes, too! Same great materials with moisture-wicking fibers and no seams.
Flat lay of SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Boxer Briefs
Flat lay of SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Undies

Alternative Seat Options

It’s hard for a lot of kids to sit still during the day and focus on their schoolwork. A wiggle stool or cushion allows kids to move their bodies while they sit at their desk without being disruptive. There are many different styles and colors available at online retailers like Amazon, Walmart, or
Pink wiggle stool for kids


You can also find a number of different kinds of fidgets that help to redirect a child’s energy. Giving their hands or bodies something to do can help their brains to focus on their schoolwork. You can try a foot fidget, a hand fidget, or even a chewing fidget.
Fidget toy

Scented Putty or Dough

Some scents are known for their calming properties namely lavender or frankincense. Soft clay, dough or putty that is scented with calming scents can help your child manage their anxieties and feel calmer during the day. It has the duel purpose of working as a fidget due to the scent being released as their hands work the dough.
Adding a few of these useful supplies will help your children have the tools they need for a successful school year.



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This is general information and not intended to diagnose or treat patients. It is the provider's responsibility to ascertain the appropriateness of individual applications of compression therapy. Patients should always consult with their provider prior to wearing compression products.