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Tips for inclusive transition strategies in preschool.

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Sensory Stimulation For Children With Serious Fine Motor Delays
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




All children want to explore how the world works. For a child who is physically confined by a disability there are fewer opportunities to explore the properties of different objects. An accessible busy box is a wonderful chance to let children exercise their curiosity in a non-frustrating and available way.
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Crystal Drop Ball: Sensory Integration and Balance

Try sitting the child cross-legged on a ball. Hold their hips firmly, and slowly roll the ball from the center out in the forward directions on a gentle angle. Watch to see how (and if) the child compensates for the new angle of their trunk. We want to see the chin tip back towards level with the floor. This signifies the understanding that "upright" is not always determined by the position of the hips relative to the floor, but rather is cued by the relation of the inner ears to the floor. Prompt the child to "sit up straight" both with verbal and demonstrative cues. Once the rolling forward is mastered, work on backwards, side-to-side, and in a gentle circular motion. The see-through ball adds extra fun!

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