The proprioceptive system is input received through receptors in the joints and muscles with movement and heavy work. When these receptors are activated, body awareness is improved and the person knows where his/her body is in space. Children who tend to crave proprioceptive input:
- may overstuff their mouth with food;
- tend to give hard high fives,
- color with so much pressure the crayon breaks, or
- crash into things.
When your child appears to be craving proprioceptive input you want to provide them with some heavy work activities but also with other types of input.
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