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Proprioceptive Considerations for the Classroom


Many students with ASD have difficulty interpreting sensations through their muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. Some students may need activities built into their school day routine to calm and regulate them while others may need activities to wake up their muscles, informing them to get ready to learn. Proprioceptive input can help regulate emotional and behavioral responses to sensory stimulation. As always, talk with the school occupational therapist to identify proprioceptive activities as well as when, how often, and where the activities should occur.

For examples of proprioceptive supports, visit the OCALI lending library Sensory Kit: Preschool-Early Elementary