A video tutorial by Monika misra (special educator) on the importance of Visual Calendar and how to teach it to our kids.
A concrete visual calendar is an effective way to show our students exactly what is going on. A calendar is a good way to help your child understand what is happening on a larger scale than a daily schedule.
Unusual events which interrupt the regular routine can confuse children, resulting in behavior problems. Calendars allow you to present these changes in a clear, simple way well in advance using a picture symbol such as going to the doctor on Thursday or to the mall on Saturday.
A calendar can also be used to show: • When someone is coming to stay for a visit • When the family will be taking a trip • When your child might be staying at another house • Doctor or dentist appointments
Author Monika Misra
Monika Misra Founder of Deific Skill Portal, Lucknow Special Educator at Sunrise learning, Noida. Parent counsellor at Kant Brain Center, Lucknow.
Sensory Integration is an innate neurobiological process.
It is mainly integration and interpretation of sensory stimuli from the environment by the brain
In sensory integration process , there is an important sense called the vestibular sense
What is vestibular sense ?
There are structures in the inner ear called semi- circular canals that can detect the movement and changes in position of the head . Well when you feel giddy , it is vestibular sense that is acting up
Infact it is this sense that tells you when your head is tilted or upright
So when there is dysfunction in this sensory system the child can get either hypersensitive. This can be seen that child has fearful reactions towards swings , ramps , slides and difficulty to climb or ascend the stairs . This child might seem clumsy or fearful in space when exposed to a vestibular stimulation
On the other hand , the child would be seeking the vestibular sense a lot. This is visible as excessive jumping , or spinning
This means the child is hyposensitive to vestibular stimulations and therefore seeking them to regulate themselves
Evaluation of the sensory system can be performed by trained and certified occupational and /or physical therapists
Now when you opt for sensory integration therapy , what is the therapist actually doing for your child with vestibular dysfunction
Goal 1 :provide the child with sensory information so that they can organise the central nervous system
Goal 2: to assist the child in inhibiting and /or modulating the sensory information
Goal 3: to encourage the child to have a more organised response when presented with sensory stimuli /information
It is important to opt for sensory integration therapy so that child can experience good sensory system function, develop play skills , self regulate and have less challenging behaviours
This blog ‘s main focus is to aware parents about vestibular sensory system. It is about what happens when you see , hear and opt for sensory integration sessions for vestibular sense
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