Sensory Circuits is a sensory motor skills programme that helps children and young people become more organised and achieve the ‘just right’ level of alertness they need to help them prepare for the day’s learning.
The below information is to help schools and parents with setting up Sensory Circuits.
The idea is to start with Alerting activities then move to the Organising section and finally to the Calming section. To have a positive effect, these activities are intended to be done on a regular basis to help prepare the children for the day’s learning.
The activities suggested below include proprioceptive (deep pressure) and heavy work activities. These activities are very important as they provide sensory input to make sure that the child finishes the circuit feeling more organised and ready for the day ahead.
Note: Remember the aim is to achieve lots of heavy work input to the joints and muscles, so decide on the number of repetitions accordingly.
Sensory Circuits: A sensory motor skills programme for children