Proprioceptive Activities As an OT, proprioceptive activities are my favorite type of sensory input because they can be used to help calm, focus, or even alert a child. But this doesn’t fit into all circumstances. There are different types of proprioceptive activities that can have different affects, and when you learn what they are and when to offer the it can be a game changer in your child’s behaviors, attention, and even ability to sleep! Proprioceptive activities are amazing because they can be used quickly and re ..
Recently I have heard teachers and therapists use this particular word a lot to describe their students. This phrase has been thrown around numerous times in schools, parent interviews and in therapy. “Oh, so and so’s executive functioning is so poor.” As parents, you might be thinking “What the heck does that mean? While secretly being too scared or nervous to ask. It’s just a big scary big word that many people “in the know” like to use nowadays of their students, which l ..
In the world that we live in today, stillness and rest are not words that we tend to use to describe our day. We are forever overloaded with schedules and people needing our attention. Not only that, but we are bombarded with the radio, the phone, the TV and the computer. Our senses are so used to this stimulation that even sitting in the car in silence seems “awkward,” so we turn the radio on. We have become used to multi-sensory overload as a norm and this is the world our toddlers are born into. They watch television while surrounded by ..