Proprioception is a form of sensory input to our muscles and joints which makes us aware of our body position in space (i.e. where we are in relation to other people or objects). Activities that incorporate lots of proprioceptive input are used for children with sensory processing difficulties to help increase their attention and improve modulation of hyper or hypo-activity. See the list below for some activities you can do at home with your child!
If you are interested in learning more about sensory processing as well as the different sensory systems that can present challenges for children, KidSPOT offers monthly parent workshops! Contact us if you would like to reserve your spot!
> Animal Walks (crab, bear, frog, snake)
> Wheelbarrow Walk
> Burrito Roll Up (with a blanket or yoga mat)
> Child Sandwich with Pillows
> Wall Push Up
> Trampoline Jumping
> Leap Frog
> Log Rolling
> Bear Hugs
> Wipe Down Table
> Push, Pull, or Carry Objects (groceries, laundry, etc.)
Children's Hospital of Colorado and the Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center are looking for children ages 6-16 years old who have an Autisum Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis that would be interested in participating in a 10-week therapy program for a research study on the effects of therapeutic horseback riding for children with ASD. For more information click the link: Therapeutic Horseback Riding
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