Proprioceptive and Vestibular Sensory Processing Activities for Summer Time Episode 18

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.

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Research Article:
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy 377
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American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 2011, Vol. 65, 370-377. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.002055
Gavin, W. J., Dotseth, A., Roush, K. K., Smith, C. A., Spain, H. D., & Davies, P. L. (2011). Electroencephalography in
children with and without sensory processing disorders during auditory perception. American Journal of Occupational
Therapy, 65, 370–377. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2011.002055
http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851482

Special Needs
Sensory Processing
Child Development
Occupational Therapy


Classroom Considerations for Teachers and Kids with Special Needs Episode 15

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/article.aspx?articleid=1851485
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 2011, Vol. 65, 393-399. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.000554
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Child Development
Sensory Processing
Occupational Therapy
Special Needs


Weighted Sensory Lap Pad


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.


Gymnic Disc-O-Sit Inflatable Seat Cushion


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!


Proprioceptive Sensory Processing Episode 8 Special Needs Topics

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: Fun and Function’s Pressure Mesh Vest
Sensory Swing: THERAPY SWING, CUDDLE HAMMOCK, UP TO 120 LBS, AUTISM, ADHD, ASPERGERS, SENSORY


Sensory Brushes


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.


Dynamic Body Sox


A fun and useful activity for kids who have issues with body awareness and motor planning. Can be used as a Proprioceptive Sensory activity for kids with sensory needs. Kids get inside and push with their arms and legs to feel the resistance and give excellent pressure to their body for calming and organizing sensations.


Gymnic Disc-O-Sit Jr. Inflatable Seat Cushion


This item is great for posture and core activation. However, it is also great for Vestibular and Proprioceptive Sensory Processing. For those kids that have trouble sitting still, this can give them the stimulation they are looking for while they are still sitting in one place. It can help them stay seated long enough to play with toys or maybe even for meal or snack time.