Concentration is when you focus all of your attention on one thing. This can be difficult for many people, especially those with ADHD. Here are some essential tips to aid concentration, proprioception & balance!
Signs that someone may be struggling with concentration are:
- Difficulty sitting still
- Struggles to focus
- Poor short term memory
- Misplaces things
- Makes silly mistakes
- Struggles with decision making
Proprioception is known as the 6th sense is all about spatial awareness and knowing where our limbs are in space.
If someone has difficulties with proprioception you may notice:
- Often bumps into things or falls over
- Loves to jump and climb
- Likes rough play
- Stomps feet when walking
- Presses hard on paper when writing
- Spills or drops things
- Enjoys deep pressure, being wrapped up tight or wearing tight clothing
Balance refers to an individual’s ability to maintain their line of gravity within their Base of support (BOS).
Someone who struggles with balance may show the following signs:
- Falling over
- Coordination difficulties
- Holding onto something when standing still
- Looks at the floor when walking
- Struggles walking in the dark
There are many things you can do to aid concentration, proprioception and balance, including:
- Bouncing on a trampoline
- Chewing a Chewigem
- Using Hand Fidgets
- Weighted Lap Pads
You can also use an Inflatable Wobble Cushion.
Inflatable wobble cushions are perfect for home, school and the office. The cushion encourages active sitting and can be used in a variety of settings. It helps to reduce fidgeting and to promote good posture by engaging core muscles.
It can be used to aid proprioception and balance by placing the cushion on the floor and standing and balancing. The rounded shape of the Wobble Cushion means that the user must actively use the supporting muscles to remain stable.
An anti-slip surface is featured on one side and the other is designed to stimulate a child’s sensory receptors with tiny bumps.
Wobble cushion exercises are effective for improving your sense of proprioception, which is strongly linked to balance.
The wobble cushion is suitable for all ages and abilities.
You can get yours now from Chewigem.
We hope that this blog has given you some great tips to aid concentration, proprioception and balance. If you need any more help or support why not consider joining our FREE Facebook Sensory Support Group!