Heavy work for kids
by Dr. Vineet Vats
PROPRIOCEPTION & HEAVY WORK
We typically think of people as having five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. But there are two other senses that can affect motor skills. One is called the vestibular sense, and it controls balance and movement. The other is called the proprioceptive sense, and it controls body awareness.
Heavy work is any type of activity that pushes or pulls against the body.
Heavy work activities can help kids with sensory processing issues feel centered.
Heavy work engages a sense called proprioception, or body awareness.
Heavy work can be part of a sensory diet. A sensory diet is a series of physical activities and accommodations tailored to give your child the unique sensory input they need.
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