Hello Sensory Path Friends! This is Holly, the creator of the Original Sensory Path and current president of The Sensory Path Company! I am so thrilled to finally have the opportunity to sit with y’all and share some of my stories from teaching. This new blog series will be titled “Inside the Classroom.” I want …
Are you ready to learn more about our Sensory Paths? We are back with the second installment into the Understanding Why, How, and When to use a Sensory Path! Get your pencil and paper, you’ll need to take some notes! 📝
This week we are going over the Step and Say Sensory Path Element. This exercise is incredible for bilateral coordination skills. “Bilateral coordination” is just a fancy way to say the left-brain and right-brain work together to accomplish a task.
While bilateral coordination is a crucial skill developed in early childhood, some children need some extra time and practice to build the neuro-pathways within their body. The Step and Say exercise is the perfect activity to work on this mind-body connection.
How can we help students with dyslexia?
First, it’s super important that we identify students struggling with any language processing as early as possible. As soon as students are entering pre-school and kindergarten, teachers should be looking for any of the signs.
Early intervention should be a priority. Students struggling with dyslexia will need more individualized assistance on a very consistent basis. Researchers suggest that teachers work with students on reading skills each day. If possible, break your students into small groups so that you can provide more personalized instruction to each student.
Teachers need to be adequately prepared and trained to help students with dyslexia. It should be a priority of school districts to provide educational opportunities for teachers to gain more skills on working with dyslexic populations.
The Sensory Path can help! The Sensory Path offers the opportunity for teachers and therapists to work with students on their word recognition, phonological awareness, and recall. Read our recent blog on how The Sensory Path can be a vital tool for dyslexic interventions.
You’ve heard about The Sensory Path, you’ve seen The Sensory Path, you already believe in The Sensory Path. You absolutely HAVE to get one for your school. How do you get your principal on board? The best way to get your principal on board to purchase a Sensory Path for your school is to approach …
Push Walls are a great proprioceptive activity for your sensory seeking AND sensory avoidant students. Each student will have different needs and therapy objectives, but the Push Wall is a universal tool to address proprioceptive concerns.
To achieve the intended outcome of the Push Wall, it’s important that you install correctly and know how to direct your students on proper use.
Some signs that your students may need a proprioceptive activity include biting, hitting, climbing, jumping, hyperextending joints, and excessive roughness. You may also notice disengagement while walking or sitting in their chair. They may appear to be more clumsy than usual, bumping into walls or objects. They may be slumped over and seemingly too tired to sit up straight.
As schools across the country are making plans to safely bring their student’s back to the classroom in the fall, teachers are probably worried about how they’re going to handle a classroom full of students bursting with energy after an extended time home alone. We can’t blame the kids (or their parents)! Everyone is going …