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Brain Benefits of Sensory Motor Groups

Brain Benefits of Sensory Motor Groups

Brain Benefits of Sensory Motor Groups Do you provide group therapy sessions?  Is it ever a struggle for children to participate?  Do you find that some children have the motor skills when playing alone but then have difficulties when they start playing in a group game?  Participating in sensory-motor group games requires additional executive functions […]

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Movers and Shakers in the Classroom

I am so honored to be a guest blogger over at Dr. Jean and Friends for a post entitled 5 Tips for Movers and Shakers in the Classroom.  If you are not familiar with Dr. Jean Feldman, I highly recommend that you check out her website and follow her blog.  She has so many multisensory […]

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Color Ball Game

Purpose: Encourage following motor commands, motor memory and coordination skills. Materials: index cards with color words written on them (or use letters, numbers, sight words, vocabulary words, etc.) Activity: Give each child an index card with the color word on it and tape it to the child’s shirt. The children should sit in a circle […]

3 Simple Group Games with a Hula Hoop

Here are three simple group games to play using a hula hoop:1.  Circle Hoop – the group of children should stand in a circle all holding hands.  Have one pair of children unclasp hands and place a hoop on one child’s arm.  They should all hold hands again.  The goal is to move the hula […]

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Group versus Individual Sessions for Kids with DCD

A recent study in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine was published on motor skill training for children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Twenty three children with DCD (mean age 8 yrs 1month) were split up with 12 children receiving motor skill training in a group and 11 on an individual basis, one time per week […]