Does your child have sensory processing disorder? As a parent, it can be challenging to find ways to help your child develop their senses; however, sensory gyms are there to help! At these locations, a child will learn through their different senses by using various pieces of equipment and a variety of fun activities. They can be beneficial to your child in many ways. Here are some of the advantages of taking your child to a sensory gym!
Helps With Sensory Integration
As the name would suggest, a sensory gym can help with your child’s sensory integration. The term ‘sensory integration’ can be described as an unconscious process that occurs naturally in a person’s brain. This is something that should occur naturally and does not require any thought. It provides human being with credible information that is interpreted in ways so we can depict our surrounds. We need sensory integration to be able to listen, speak, look, and pay attention.
Great Form Of Exercise
Nowadays, children are surrounded by technology. Unfortunately, its is not uncommon for a child to spend several hours in front of the television, computer, and other electronic devices. Sometimes, children need to be nudged in the right direction when it comes to exercising. If you are finding that your child does not seem to enjoy participating in sports, you may want to consider taking them to a sensory gym instead. This is a great way to get your child moving around and get their heart rate up.
Your Child Will Have Fun
There is no reason why your child can’t learn and have fun at the same time! A sensory gym contains all sorts of fun activities and unusual equipment for your child to try out. Your child will be learning and grow without even realizing it!
The Connections Therapy Center
The Connections Therapy Center serves families of children and adolescents with disabilities and special needs. We are a team of experts in the fields of pediatric speech, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and behavioral sciences. As a team, we offer intensive hands-on therapy for children and adolescents, as well as informative and useful resources for families. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do to help your family, visit us online or give us a call at (202) 561-1110 (Washington, D.C. office) or (301) 577-4333 (Lanham office). Want to get more information on how to help your child thrive? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.