Sensory Processing

Advice, activities and games

Choosing the right activities and games

Your child is anxious

Anxious children can also have problems in sensory processing. They react without control to some sensory stimuli. Most of the time they try to maintain their balance by keeping their head up straight in a tense way instead of using the support and the solidity of the ground. As a result anxious children do not like to be moved and very often they move very little themselves. Although it is important that they will have more physical exercise and start to enjoy this, it is necessary for them to experience more body awareness and start to use the ground for support. Finding support on the ground or on their parents’ lap will relax them and their fear will diminish.

The following activities and games may be suitable:

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