Do you use band in your class or therapy room? Using therabands or therapy bands are excellent way to help with strength, self regulation and getting movement in a small space. This features nine exercises that help to support student success. Some of these exercises help to give proprioceptive input with students using the input on themselves. Other exercises support strength and balance. These exercises can easily be taught to children and staff.
This includes basic picture cards without directions (4-6), picture cards with directions (pages 7 – 13), visual task strip (pages 14 – 16), and desk strip (pages 17- 20). Some of these can be printed on two sides.
You must have a THERABAND or THERAPY BAND to do these exercises.
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This should ONLY be used under adult supervision and by appropriate personnel. This is NOT intended to replace therapy or medical advice. You should only use this if you understand the child’s conditions. If you do not understand how this will affect a child, stop immediately. Consult with your occupational therapist if you have any questions.
This is a perfect supplement to your social emotional and self regulation program. This helps to expand your student's current self regulation toolbox. This gives different sensory motor strategies. This is perfect for general education students but also students with Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, ADD, sensory processing disorder, and other special needs. This can be used with general education, RTI, MTSS, special education, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and social work.
This also supports core strength, crossing midline, coordination, gross motor, and motor planning.
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material.
DISCLAIMER: By using this, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability.