This 15 page Occupational Therapy Resource package explores Deep Pressure and Heavy Work Activities.
Heavy work activities (i.e.: proprioceptive input) can be used for individuals with sensory processing difficulties to help increase attention and modulate arousal. The premise behind these activities is to help their bodies receive regular input into their muscles and joints so they can get the input they crave and settle their bodies down. All kids need this! But some individuals with under-active neurological systems will need it even more. These activities are wonderful for providing children with the input they crave including deep proprioception and joint compression.
This package includes strategies and recommendations including whole body, hands and oral strategies for use both within the classroom and within home environments.