Proprioception

Physical Therapy and SPD, The Sensory-Motor Team

October is both National Physical Therapy Month and National Sensory Awareness Month. Given the timing of both of these opportunities to increase awareness of both of these topics, I would like to explore the...

5 Ideas for Sensory Savvy Picture Book Experiences

For learning, for pleasure and for consistent adult-child time, nothing seems to beat cuddling up to read picture books together.  However, sometimes sensory needs distort the ideal image of such read-together times. Some children cannot...

A Simple Hand Exercise for a “Quick Bite” of Proprioceptive Input

Proprioception is our body’s understanding of where it is in space. It is a sense that lets us know the position of our physical structure through receptors in our joints. We can stimulate or...

Hurricane Preparedness – Sensory Style

"Whether the weather be good, or whether the weather be bad, we must remember sensory needs, if we are to remain regulated and glad." Hurricane season is in our midst and for many, this rhyming...

6 Strategies for Surviving a Nursing Home Visit with Your Child

What do you do when you have both a child with sensory challenges and a friend or relative in a nursing home? Short of ignoring one to attend to the other, you strategize.  In order...

Long Grass Offers a Ton of Sensory Input

The old adage says that April showers can bring May flowers.  Along with those flowers comes grass.  Lots of long grass, growing in lawns everywhere.  Grass that can look beautiful.  Unfortunately, it does not...

Wearing SPD Lenses: 7 All-Season Reasons to Purchase Pool Noodles

The first official day of summer is but days away and, so, summer recreation items are on sale everywhere.  Well, don’t just breeze by that bin of inexpensive pool noodles.  Dig down into your...

Long Summer Vacation? Top 10 Ways to Maintain Your Student’s Attention!

One of the most difficult transitions in the school system is coming back from summer vacation! Most likely your students have been staying up late, sleeping in, had limited structure, and doing new and...
Proprioceptive Input

20 Proprioceptive Input Ideas for Home and School

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...

The Essentials for a Sensory-Friendly Learning Environment

Many children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and other isms find it easier to study at home rather than in public school. For these children, school can be a scary place not only because of...