Proprioception is a big word with BIG implications for your kids. Proprioception is the input a body receives from the joints and ligaments. It provides body awareness and is a major influencer in the body’s ability to cope and regulate all the sensory input coming its way.
Proprioception comes in lots of different forms. Heavy work like pulling, pushing, climbing and more engage these receptors. Also weight and pressure can provide proprioceptive input to a child sitting still (good news for seated times like school and eating).
The nice thing about proprioceptive input is that everyone needs it and benefits from it! (No avoiders here!) It helps kids across the sensory spectrum no matter their struggle. So when in doubt, do some proprioceptive work!
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Push Against a Wall
Sit on your child (Yes, I’m serious)
Common Household Items
Pull something heavy around on a blanket
Climbing Dome (This is the one my boys love!)
Weighted Compression Vest
Weighted Stuffed Animal