King of Swings workshop

Last Sunday, I attended a wonderful hands-on workshop in Stafford, VA at Helping Hands, Inc. It was a great course focused on occupational therapy interventions for helping with sensory processing. In true OT fashion, the course was completely hands on, and we all sat on the floor and observed, demonstrated, and tried out various interventions. 

 Alex demonstrating the use of 2-pointed swinging with a bungee for increased prone extension, motor planning, and coordination. 

Alex demonstrating the use of 2-pointed swinging with a bungee for increased prone extension, motor planning, and coordination. 

Workshops are such a great opportunity to learn new things and get the creative juices flowing. Thanks to Alex Lopiccolo & Helping Hands, Inc. for making this workshop happen.

This week I had the opportunity to try out some of these new ideas and interventions and the kids absolutely had a blast. 

 Crawling over therapy balls to increase postural control, stability, motor planning and provide proprioceptive and deep pressure tactile input for self-regulation. 

Crawling over therapy balls to increase postural control, stability, motor planning and provide proprioceptive and deep pressure tactile input for self-regulation. 

Using bungees with the harness to provide intense vestibular and proprioceptive input for self-regulation-- its also a ton of fun :)

 Swinging while maintaining flexion under the bolster swing to increase core strength, motor planning, timing and provide intense vestibular stimulation. 

Swinging while maintaining flexion under the bolster swing to increase core strength, motor planning, timing and provide intense vestibular stimulation.