Proprioception

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...

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...
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Sensory Motor Fun in the Snow

Few things compare to the opportunities for a fun workout than playing in the snow. Get the kids outside and moving, then wrap up a hard day of play with a large mug of...

Clothespin Games: An Affordable Sensory Tool

The original purpose of clothespins is for hanging up clothes to dry on a line.  But did you know that the simple little clothespins in either plastic or wood can be an inexpensive tool...

4 Sensory Activities to Celebrate Fire Prevention Week

Did you know it is Fire Prevention Week? Sure is! The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as the official theme for this year’s...

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...

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...

Scooter Boards Foster Developmental Skills

No matter what the ism may be, exercise is almost always beneficial. Children with various isms can have a myriad of challenges such as sensory integration, cognitive processing and self-regulation. Believe it or not,...

Importance of Tummy Time: How to Help Your Baby Get It!

Since the beginning of the "Back to Sleep" campaign in 1992, physicians and therapists noticed significant changes in the achievement of developmental motor milestones such as delays in rolling, sitting, crawling, and pull-to-stand. This recommendation...
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...