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Fox 13’s The Place: Find out why chewing on things could help kids focus in school

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We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about oral sensory activities to help sensory sensitive children “awaken” their oral receptors for underdeveloped sensory systems, proprioception, and speech and language. Children with underdeveloped oral sensory motor tend to crave or desire more oral sensory motor input to keep their bodies calm and attentive. Parents often find if their child is hyposensitive, they constantly have something in their mouth or they salivate more than other children. They constantly chew on their pencils, have a tendency to bite others and suck on their clothing or tags.

Oftentimes parents will get calls from teachers saying that their child is being disruptive in class because they are constantly making noise, disrupting their neighbors or they lack attention and focus. All of these issues could be caused by them not having enough oral sensory stimulation to attend and focus in the classroom.

For more oral sensory learning ideas on how to help your child learn better in the classroom, read “Oral Sensory: “Awakening” Oral Sensory Receptors for Chewers, Biters and Suckers.

Fox 13's The Place: Find out why chewing on things could help kids focus in school |

Fox 13’s The Place

So how do we provide kids with oral sensory tools that also enhance learning? Here are some fun and creative ways to incorporate different sensory activities and learning opportunities to help your child at home and in the classroom.

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