Exercises/Activities to improve balance?

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Exercises/Activities to improve balance?
Fri, 09-26-2008 - 7:47pm

DS, age 6 (almost 7), has improved SO MUCH this last summer with many things, but I notice balance is still a big issue. DS still struggles to ride his bike without training wheels, and he has trouble in karate with anything that involves balance. I've been encouraging him to ride his scooter, in the hopes that it will help improve balance, but winter is coming soon to Colorado....

Does anyone have any great activities to improve balance, that can be done indoors, for a sensory seeker?

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Feb 09 Siggy

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Sat, 09-27-2008 - 11:59am
Hopping on one foot :) put a line of tape on the floor and have him walk one foot in front of the other down it :) This is all I can think of now, bu I know I know more lol.


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Registered: 05-04-2003
Sat, 09-27-2008 - 3:16pm

Have his ears been checked? Does he have a secondary issues such as dyspraxia?

Balance usually falls under proprioception - here is an excerpt from my favorite sensory website: www.sensory-processing-disorder.com


These activities are almost endless in choices. Proprioception refers to input to the muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons and connective

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