Typical Classroom Sensory-Based Problem Behaviors & Suggested Therapeutic Interventions©

 

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This book offers many suggestions for therapeutic interventions for 12 different problem behavior categories. The classroom sensory based problem behaviors include the following: Sitting/Poor Work Tolerance Vision/Attention Related Oral/Facial Related...

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TYPICAL CLASSROOM SENSORY-BASED PROBLEM BEHAVIORS & SUGGESTED THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS Ileana S. McCaigue Occupational Therapist

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TYPICAL CLASSROOM SENSORY-BASED PROBLEM BEHAVIORS & SUGGESTED THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS PROBLEM BEHAVIORS The child may display……. POSSIBLE UNDERLYING CAUSES The child may have…. • Weak, unstable or deficient postural control/ pelvic stability • Low or low normal muscle tone in core musculature • High threshold for movement/ vestibular input • Hyporesponsive for vestibular &/or proprioceptive input • Visuo-spatial relations impaired with midline alignment difficulties SUGGESTED SENSORY STRATEGY SOLUTIONS • Hydration—Filtered, alkaline & ionized water to improve stability/ body homeostasis • Inflatable seat cushions in wedge or disc shaped forms for pelvic input & positioning • Ball chair or ball in crate for alternative seating options • Stool with foot rim for facilitation of upright seating • Chair push-ups • Standing height carrel with chair to alternate kneeling as needed to relieve joints • Foot board to achieve desired positioning at 90-90-90 hip to ankle flexion • Inflatable wedge cushion on floor for foot positioning/ movement allowance X X Sensory Strategy Category* P X F X T X 1. SITTING/ POOR WORK TOLERANCE: • Fidgeting in seat; • Poor sitting tolerance/ endurance; • Falling out of seat; • Prefers to stand to write/ work or sits at edge of seat; • “C” spinal curve in sitting in posterior pelvic tilt X X X X X X X X *Taken from The Scale of Sensory Strategies (S.O.S.S.) Toolkit™ Ileana S. McCaigue, OTR/L, IMC © 2012 1

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