Proprioception activities such as heavy work have been shown to improve attention and concentration, improve body awareness, and regulate arousal levels. Heavy work can be calming for students with autism or sensory regulation difficulties.The activities on this poster are specifically designed so that they can be implemented in a sensory room or therapy room.
30 Sensory Strategies to Help Kids Pay Attention - Some children who experience difficulty with paying attention may need less sensory input because they become distracted or overwhelmed by certain sensory experiences. However, many children are better able to attend to and participate when tasks appeal to the senses. They need more sensory input to regulate themselves and stay focused.
Sensory integration treatment ideas and tips for Occupational Therapists, parents, and educators for students in classrooms, at home, and in outpatient treatment clinics. This is a great resource for children with Autism, SPD, and sensory integration needs or deficits.