So many of my students struggle with attention and sensory issues and I find it important to take mini-breaks during our speech/language sessions. I wanted to share this Sensory Break Chart that I have been using for years–it’s simple and effective and helps to regulate my students so they can get our brains and bodies back on track!
Here’s how I use it:
- Print the sensory break chart & post on your wall. If desired, you can blow the chart up and/or laminate.
- Children follow the picture prompts from left to right (arms up, clap, jump) starting at the top left and ending on the bottom right.
- That’s it! You can repeat as many times as you’d like (my students like to run through the sequence at least twice).
- Share with parents! Mine have theirs posted on the refrigerator and some moms tuck a copy into their purses for on-the-go use.
For your copy, click on this link. I would love to know how this works for you, so please come back and leave a comment!
Did you miss my post on calming techniques for children?