These 1/2 lb weighted tactile bean bags can add some fun and Proprioceptive sensory input to different activities and games.
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In this Episode, I talk about Proprioceptive Sensory Processing, and what that looks like with real life examples.
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On this episode I discuss why some kids my seem to be having some increased sensory processing issues right now. . .
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On this episode I discuss how our usual summer time activities can be beneficial for providing Proprioceptive and Vestibular Sensory stimulation for kids who need it. It will hopefully help you start to look at every day activities in a new way, from a sensory processing perspective.
Gavin, William J., et al. “Electroencephalography in Children With and Without Sensory Processing Disorders During Auditory Perception.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 July 2011, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851482. Accessed 6 Sept. 2017.
In this episode I discuss possible considerations for teachers to use with children in their classrooms. These ideas could benefit both kids with and without special needs. Strategies are given for ways to potentially increase their attention to tasks as well as help them be calm when being over active or “wound up”.
Research Article: http://ajot.aota.org
Fedewa, Alicia L., and Heather E. Erwin. “Stability Balls and Students With Attention and Hyperactivity Concerns: Implications for On-Task and In-Seat Behavior.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 July 2011, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851485. Accessed 6 Sept. 2017
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Weighted lap pads can be a calming strategy to use with kids who are feeling fidgety and wound up or anxious. The weight on their lap can provide some deep pressure which could be enough to make them feel calm and ready to sit and learn.
This inflatable disc seat cushion can be used with kids who have that need to keep moving while they are sitting in one place! The disc can be used at home or in school for kids to sit longer while eating meals or doing school work at their desk. Also, great for circle time with the younger kids who need their own space to sit during this group activity.
The discs are lightweight, durable, and very easy to use!
In this episode I discuss what Proprioceptive Sensory Processing or Proprioception is in detail. I give examples of what this might look like with kids who are having issues in this area of sensory processing. Examples of activities to do with them are also given.
Here are some useful links from today’s show:
Sensory Stretchy Bed Sheets for Deep Pressure: http://www.sensorystretchyz.com/
Squeeze Machine: Squeeze Machine
Pressure Vest: Pressure Mesh Vest
Sensory Swing: THERAPY SWING
These brushes are used with the Wilbarger Sensory Brushing Protocol. Please consult with a pediatric Occupational Therapist on the appropriate use of this item!
Great for Proprioceptive Sensory Processing, or to help kids who have Tactile Sensory Issues. It can be calming and organizing for their bodies when used correctly.