Sight Word and Letter Pounding - I Can Teach My Child!
As I shared on my Facebook page, we are in the midst of a renovation project at our house converting our small, barely used office into a mudroom. I have
Powerful Proprioceptive Activities That Calm, Focus, & Alert - Your Kid's Table
Over 80 amazing proprioceptive activities that provide powerful and lasting proprioceptive input. Simple ideas can be used quickly to calm, focus, alert.
Heavy Work Activities Prevent Proprioceptive Dysfunction and Fosters Proprioceptive Success - Integrated Learning Strategies
Why heavy work activities help your child's proprioceptive input for better learning and attention in the classroom.
Worth Repeating: 20 Proprioceptive Input Ideas for Home and School
[Source: Special-ism.com] The proprioceptive system is input received through receptors in the joints and muscles with movement and heavy work. When these receptors are activated, body awareness is improved and the person knows where his/her body is in space. Children who tend to crave proprioceptive input: may overstuff their mouth with food; tend to give hard high fives, color with so much pressure the crayon breaks, or crash into things. Other children may hold a pencil so light that you…
Proprioceptive Activities for the Classroom
As pediatric therapists, we all know how beneficial proprioceptive activities are for children. These heavy work exercises help provide students with sensory information about body awareness and positions. They help to calm and regulate a student. Proprioceptive activities can also help to wake up the muscles getting our bodies in an alert state to be ready to learn. Some of the best proprioceptive exercises for children are monkey bars, jungle gyms and trampolines. Obviously, those are not…