Pressure Poster- Sensory/Therapy Room
Proprioception activities such as heavy work have been shown to improve attention and concentration, improve body awareness, and regulate arousal levels. Heavy work can be calming for students with autism or sensory regulation difficulties.The activities on this poster are specifically designed so that they can be implemented in a sensory room or therapy room.
The Importance of Swimming Skills - North Shore Pediatric Therapy
Sensory input: Swimming is a great way to get a lot of sensory input. The water itself provides deep pressure input to the whole body. The constant sensation of the water can help to decrease tactile sensitivity that your child may experience out of the water. The water also provides proprioceptive input to the body, which can help your child’s body awareness and the body’s position in space. Lastly, the changing position of your child’s head that is required with
Occupational Therapy Tip: use a spray bottle to strengthen and provide proprioceptive (joint awareness) sensory input to the hand. This also helps to encourage using separate sides of the hand which impacts fine motor skills (writing, scissor, buttoning , etc.) Encourage your child to be a helper with cleaning windows and watering plants. Also get involved in squirting games. Make it fun and functional! LegiGuide.com Handwriting Paper