Incorporating Sensory Play in Sessions


All children need a variety of sensory input throughout their day.  We all know the benefits of recess and physical education for our children but they tend to be stuck in the classroom for most of the day anyway.  Incorporating movement and sensory play in your sessions will not only help your clients physically but also mentally.  When our clients are engaged in fun, sensory activities, they are more engaged in our learning activities as well.  Plus, studies have shown that when we learn or practice something new while engaged in motor activities, more parts of our brain are activated and therefore our learning and retention increases.  In addition, children who have sensory processing disorder are going to need even more sensory input in order to get their bodies and minds ready to learn.  Here are several resources that will help you understand the benefits of incorporating sensory play in your sessions as well as some ideas for how to do it.

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*** The SLP Solution is for informational and educational purposes only and does not provide medical or psychological advice.  We provide general resources but cannot tell you exactly what should be done for a specific client.  Every client is different and your clinical judgement should be used when making decisions about specific individuals.


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