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DIGITAL VERSION: Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5®


>>DIGITAL VERSION of the Just Right! Curriculum<<

Based on the BrainWorks Sensory Diet Creator Tool, Gwen Wild (creator of the BrainWorks program) and Kim Wiggins (owner of OTKimWiggins LLC), developed Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5. 

This evidenced-based, 206-page curriculum includes:

  • 16 lesson plans and specific activities to build your students’ self-awareness and help them understand their own sensory needs
  • 28 full-color handouts located at the back of the book and available for FREE download on the OTKimWiggins website (using the passcode emailed with purchase)
  • Each lesson plan includes:
    • a list of materials, lesson preparation instructions, hands-on activities and/or movement activities, wrap-up, and carryover suggestions
    • links to video demonstrations
    • scripts for exactly what to say to make it easier to teach
    • 6 types of modifications for distance learning, individual sessions, younger children, older children, large classrooms, and suggestions for implementation alongside emotional regulation programs
  • Gwen and Kim tried to think of everything to make YOUR LIFE EASIER when teaching this curriculum and make it FUN for kids to learn!
  • No longer will you have to struggle to think of new ways to teach your students about their sensory diets. By the end of the curriculum, they will have a toolbox of strategies!
  • This program can be taught by occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, teachers, social workers, psychologists, parents, or anyone willing to help their students become independent and successful in school.

*Note: The link to access your digital download will be available in your confirmation / completed email. Please copy / paste the link into your browser to access.

Supplies for Implementing the Just Right! Curriculum:  

We have compiled a list of supplies you will need in order to teach the ENTIRE curriculum! Please also check out the FREE WEBINAR: Just Right! Teaching Sensory Modulation in Grades K-5. and earn 0.1 AOTA CEU!


You will need 1 of each item below for each child in order to teach ALL 16 lessons. It is also a good idea for the instructor to have one of each item as well! NOTE: Most lessons require a handout, scissors, glue stick, and a crayon/marker/pencil.

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • 2 White paper plates
  • Brass fasteners
  • Crayons/markers (specifically red, yellow, and green)
  • 1/2 piece of red, yellow, and green construction paper
  • 1 feather (or something soft)
  • 1 small piece of velcro
  • 1 ritz cracker (or some sort of cracker)
  • 1 sour candy (or something sour to put in your mouth)
  • 1 cotton ball with peppermint scent (or just 1 peppermint candy)
  • 1 manila folder
    1 copy of each handout necessary in each lesson. Color copies are not necessary.
  • These are items that are needed to teach the class but you do NOT need one for each student. NOTE: They are not required for all of the lessons.
  • 3 toy cars
  • Yarn (3 pieces of approximately 5 feet each)
  • 1 paper clip
  • Several hole punchers
  • 1 or 2 stickers
  • 2 bean bags (or rolled up pieces of paper)
  • 2 boxes or bowls
  • 1 ball
  • 2 chairs
  • Access to a SmartBoard or projector
  • Access to a device that can play music or search on YouTube
  • If you want to perform lesson 14 then these supplies OR you can show the video: 4 containers (1 small, 1 medium, 1 large), spoon or measuring cup, towel, and pitcher of water
  • Lesson 15 requires props but you can choose what you want to use around the room.

Therapy Room:

In lessons 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13 the kids can try some of the strategies to see if they like them. If you’re in a therapy room you most likely have all of the sensory equipment you need.
We do NOT recommend buying these items. For example, if I don’t have a piece of equipment we just skip over that choice. However, some of the equipment for the therapy room could include:

  • Stretching toys (body sock or theraband)
  • Scooter
  • Tunnel
  • Mats
  • Therapy ball
  • Desk chair with wheels
  • Sit disc
  • Hula hoop
  • Balance board
  • Balance beam
  • Sit and spin
  • Bilibo
  • Swing
  • Rocking chair
  • Water bottle
  • Bean bag chair
  • Weighted item
  • Trampoline
  • Vibrating item
  • Therapy putty
  • Fidgets
  • Chewy snack
  • Gum/peppermints
  • Visual objects and/or sunglasses