We recognise that participation in a short sensory motor circuit is a great way to both energise children and settle them into the day. At St Mark's, we run morning intervention sessions of sensory circuits for identified SEND needs to promote the focus of concentration in readiness for the day’s activities.
The aim of these activities are to provide vestibular (sense of balance) and proprioceptive stimulation within a controlled setting. This prepares the brain for learning.
These include activities that require motor (muscle) sensory processing, balance and timing. The child needs to organise their body, plan their approach and do more than one thing at a time in a sequential order (one after the other).
The relaxation/calming activities are very important as they provide input to ensure that your child person leaves the circuit/pathway and engages in their activities calm, centred and ready for the day ahead.