Children who are easily distracted, sensitive to light, and oversensitive to normal touching could be hypersensitive. This infographic from a child behavioral issues center in Cincinnati has more information on sensory disorders and their symptoms.
A Day in the Life of a Child With Sensory Processing Issues
Students with special learning needs often have various sensory issues. This moon sand is a great way to help your students get that input they need without all the mess. You could even make it as part of your science lesson! Get all the directions at: http://lessonslearntjournal.com/d-i-y-moon-sand-or-cloud-dough/
10 Things to Never Say to a Person with Sensory Processing Disorder
This would be fabulous to translate into a quilt idea as well. Little dude would love it. Velvet, satin, minkee, suede, flannel, linen, denim, jersey, terry, corduroy.. etc etc. :) (I think here's it's actually a wall panel.)
How Your Child’s Sensory Processing Issues May Change Over Time