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Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5® – Printed Book


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 needs. By the end of the curriculum, they will have a toolbox of strategies customized for them!

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.

View our FREE Just Right! Teaching Sensory Modulation in Grades K-5 webinar for 0.1 AOTA CEU to learn more about this program!

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