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Sensory-motor prep activities can help grease the wheels of learning, especially for students who have problems in sensory processing and/or motor planning. In addition to supporting the development of motor skills, sensory-motor prep can help students understand two dimensional information and grasp abstract concepts by building neural pathways that improve
Brain Breaks are intentional breaks during instruction in which students complete physical, mental or breathing exercises. Brain breaks are generally one to three minutes long and can be done individually (e.g., deep breathing, stretching), with a partner (e.g., rock-paper-scissors), or as a whole class (e.g., chants/songs, short dance routine). Depending
A timer is a device that can be incorporated into daily tasks, transitions and breaks for a student. Having a timer available may help the student learn how to manage time when completing academic tasks and transitions. Timers may help students have more independence.
Gross Motor Tools & Toys
Gross Motor Tools & Toys are manipulatives that strengthen students' large muscle groups to support daily functions such as walking, running and jumping. To support students’ gross motor development, teachers integrate a variety of gross motor tools (e.g., hula hoops, step stools, balls) into instruction, activities and centers to support