OT Activities: Proprioceptive Input

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Activities You Can Do At Home
 – From CDI’s Occupational Therapists

Proprioceptive Input

TugSensations from joints, muscles and connective tissues that lead to body awareness can be obtained by lifting, pushing, and pulling heavy objects as well as by engaging in activities that compress (push together) or distract (pull apart) the joints.

 Activities:
– Tug of war    

– Make a “sandwich” by firmly pressing on your child’s arms legs and back with pillows

Burrito

– Make a “burrito” by rolling child up in a blanket   

– Push a stroller or cart filled with weighted objects such as groceries

– Jump on a mini-trampoline    

– Wear a backpack or fanny pack filled with toys (not too heavy!)

 

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