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Proprioception

Proprioception, or the body’s ability to sense itself, can be a complicated matter, especially in children with academic, social or behavioral issues like ADHD, Asperger’s and sensory processing disorder.  Proprioceptive dysfunction has been observed in such children, as many of them have difficulty knowing where their body is in space and understanding boundaries when playing and interacting with other children.

Many children with processing disorders report feeling scattered or disjointed which may be related to a faulty proprioceptive sense. Children who are clumsy, uncoordinated, and sensory seeking are often experiencing proprioceptive dysfunction. The following are common signs of proprioceptive dysfunction:

  • Sensory Seeking (pushes, writes too hard, plays rough, bangs or shakes feet while sitting, chews, bites, and likes tight clothes)
  • Poor Motor Planning/Control & Body Awareness (difficulty going up and down stairs, bumps into people and objects frequently, difficulty riding a bike)
  • Poor Postural Control (slumps, unable to stand on one foot, needs to rest head on desk while working)

These children often self regulate by engaging in behaviors that provide proprioceptive input such as toe walking, crashing, running or flapping. One study found that proprioceptive difficulties may contribute to decreased motor planning and postural control leading to disruptive behaviors that negatively affect their participation in daily tasks.

Whether you seek texture, vibrancy, softness, silence, movement or body pressure, our range of sensory products can help. From motion chairs, cubes, balls and cushions to weighted vests, blankets and body socks – our wide selection of items will appeal to kinesthetic learners, kids on the go, or people who like to sit back and relax while taking it all in.

Sensory Diet Cards
Sensory Diet Cards
$40.00
Tetra Bite Chewy Fidget
Tetra Bite Chewy Fidget
$25.00
Crocodile Hop Floor Game
Crocodile Hop Floor Game
$65.00
Body Awareness Fun Deck
Body Awareness Fun Deck
$30.00
Hop N Bounce Ball
Hop N Bounce Ball
$25.00
Crash Pad
Crash Pad
$440.00-$525.00
Body Socks JC-M
Body Socks JC-M
$50.00-$75.00
Cocoon Swing
Cocoon Swing
$225.00
Suspension System for Hanging Chairs and Therapy Nets -Indoor/Outdoor
Suspension System for Hanging Chairs and Therapy Nets -Indoor/Outdoor
$80.00
Hanging Pod Hammock Swing Chair
Hanging Pod Hammock Swing Chair
$200.00
Huggle Pod Lite Hanging Pod Chair/Swing
Huggle Pod Lite Hanging Pod Chair/Swing
$140.00
Massage Peanut Ball
Massage Peanut Ball
$110.00
Massage Ball-75 cm
Massage Ball-75 cm
$105.00
Squease Pressure Vest
Squease Pressure Vest
$565.00
Jungle Trial
Jungle Trial
$450.00-$900.00
Therapy Brush
Therapy Brush
$10.00
Weighted Dog 1 kg and 2 kg
Weighted Dog 1 kg and 2 kg
$60.00
Sensory Compression Bedsheet
Sensory Compression Bedsheet
$94.00-$110.00
Gonge Carousel
Gonge Carousel
$350.00
Weighted Throw 8 lbs
Weighted Throw 8 lbs
$260.00
Doorway Therapy Sensory Swing
Doorway Therapy Sensory Swing
$180.00
Balance Rocking Ice
Balance Rocking Ice
$310.00
RollEase Rolling Pins
RollEase Rolling Pins
$85.00
Air Cushion 60 cm
Air Cushion 60 cm
$220.00
Rocking Bowl
Rocking Bowl
$245.00
Pea Pod Inflatable
Pea Pod Inflatable
$170.00-$250.00
Deep Pressure Vest
Deep Pressure Vest
$110.00-$175.00
Weighted Vests
Weighted Vests
$120.00-$130.00
Weighted Dolphin
Weighted Dolphin
$60.00-$70.00
Weighted Lizard
Weighted Lizard
$70.00