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Eye Exercises for Visual Health and School Success

Eye Exercises for Visual Health and School Success
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Words and Pictures - Starwords Home Occupational Therapy Learning Activities for Kids Dolch Word Visual Perception < Back to Fine Motor Skills Overview Click here for PDF What is visual perception? Visual Perception refers to the brain's ability to make sense of what the eyes see. Why is it important? Good visual perceptual skills are important for many every day skills such as reading, writing, completing puzzles, cutting, drawing, completing math problems, dressing as well as many other skills. Building blocks necessary to develop visual perception include: You can tell there are problems with visual perception if the child: Has trouble completing puzzles or dot to dots.Has difficulty planning actions in relation to objects around him/her.Has difficulty with spatial concepts such as "in, out, on, under, next to, up, down, in front of." When you see difficulties with visual perception, you might also see difficulties with: What can be done to improve visual perceptual skills? Activities that can help improve visual perception include: Left untreated, difficulties with visual perception can lead to:

SEN Teacher Home Page ⋆ Special Educational Needs A to Z Teacher Stuff Sensory Strategies in Class Sensory Strategies in the Classroom By Diane B. Walker, M.S., OTR/L Deep Pressure Strategies 1. a. b. c. d. e. f. 2. 3. a. b. 4. a. b. 5. 6. 7. Environmental Modifications in the Classroom Sensory defensiveness is co-morbid with several common diagnoses of students with special needs, including ADHD, PDD, Autism, Aspergers, Tourettes Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Fragile X, and more. Lighting Some kids are hypersensitive to bright lights or fluorescent lights. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Noise Auditory defensiveness is common and can be severe. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Temperature Some kids with sensory defensiveness feel temperature differently than other people. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Vestibular Sensitivity Some kids with sensory defensiveness have vestibular sensitivity that can be seen as postural insecurity. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Aroma Therapy People with sensory defensiveness can be hypersensitive to smells. To improve concentration: orange, lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary

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Sensory Strategies Sensory Diet “Menu"Activities and Strategies to Try Introductory Notes: These suggestions were gathered from several sources, including the Take 5 companion book to the Alert Program by Williams and Shellenberger, and seminars by Sheila Frick. For more details about sensory diets and another list of ideas, organized differently, check out the webpage from the author of Raising A Sensory Smart Child.These activities may be considered generally alerting or calming, but will have different effects on different individuals at different times. Some children may respond to typically calming input by escalating their behavior, whereas they seem to have a paradoxical response to typically exciting input. You must also take into consideration emotional, memory, or other associations that individuals may bring to a situation. The activities or strategies suggested below are very basic. Of course, always keep safety in mind!

Dyslexia In Children - Helping Children With Dyslexia | Problem Behavior In The Classroom Problem behavior in the classroom is one of the most difficult aspects of a teacher's job. It interrupts their lesson plans, tries their patience, interferes with the other children's learning environment and leaves many teachers feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and out of control. Children with sensory processing disorders are often the most misunderstood, misdiagnosed, misguided and frustrating of the "challenging children". Without a deep understanding of the reasons behind the behaviors these children exhibit (which is explained more in depth throughout this site), proper intervention and control within the classroom may very well be impossible! Two of the most common problem behaviors in the classroom teachers see are a child's lack of focus, and the inability to sit/stand for an appropriate length of time to effectively learn. Children with a sensory processing disorder often "under register" movement. 1. performing self-care tasks independently 2. ability to care for personal belongings

Speech Recognition | BDA Technology edited by Malcolm Litten. SRS has been around for over 20 years now. It has had a mixed reputation, partly due to its availability in the early stages of development and partly due to successful use being dependent on the user’s willingness to learn how it is best used and persist through any initial frustrations. There are several versions of SRS available. All of them require careful voice training by the user. There is a free version built-in to Windows Vista, 7 and 8, which can be found in the Ease of Access Centre. The main commercial program is Dragon NaturallySpeaking for use on PCs. There is an entirely different program for use on Apple computers, despite the similarity in name, called Dragon Dictate. There are free app versions of Dragon, called Dragon Dictation for use on tablets and smart phones. iPads (3 or later) now have built-in speech recognition. SRS is now being very successfully used by many people with dyslexia. Back to the top Good points: However… Back to the top

Classroom Strategies Promoting an Optimal State of in the Classroom We all require a certain amount and type of activity and sensation to be at our most alert. Incorporating specific environmental modifications and activities into the classroom routine can help to maintain an optimal state of alertness for an individual student or an entire classroom of students. A sampling of ideas for environmental modifications and alerting and calming activities are listed here. Simply handing a list such as this one to a classroom teacher is not recommended. Environmental Modifications Activities for Self Regulation - Whole Class Activities & Individual Activities Suggestions for Calming Activities Suggestions for Alerting Activities