Scooter Board Activities

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Continuing the series looking at equipment for sensory strategies, the scooter board is a key piece of equipment. Scooter boards primarily give vestibular and proprioceptive sensory input. They are not too expensive, don’t take up much space, are light to carry, and can be used for endless different activities, especially if you have a good imagination.

 

 

 

Here are 8 activities using a scooter board:

  1. Obstacle Course – lie on tummy on the board and push yourself around a course of cones.
  2. Limbo – set up a limbo stick, lie on tummy and push away from a wall with arms straight out in front and legs off the ground. Scoot under the limbo stick.
  3. Handball – 2 or more people needed, lie on tummy on the board, and play football using hands.
  4. Soft shape smash – set up a tower of soft shapes at one end of room, set off on tummy on scooter board and smash into soft shapes.
  5. Rope pull – attach a long rope about 2 – 3 foot off floor, lie on tummy and pull along the rope.
  6. Laundry – attach long rope between 2 points, sit cross legged on board and pull along rope and peg items of ‘laundry’ onto rope.
  7. Volleyball – with a partner, lie on tummy and play volleyball with a balloon.
  8. Cross the sea – attach long rope between 2 points, lie on your back and propel yourself safely across the sea using the rope and your hands.

Resources

Scooter Board Activities Fun Deck

A set of 54 activity cards with fun and creative scooter board activities. A great resource to have in a school.

 

 

 


Rompa Connect-a-Scooter

A set of 4 scooter boards from Rompa. One of the best scooter boards I think you can purchase. I would normally click 2 together to make one board.

 

 


Wiggle Car

A great piece of equipment for playgrounds that provides vestibular and proprioceptive input.

 

 

 


Zuma Floor Rocker

A new piece of equipment available through Southpaw UK.

I haven’t seen one yet but advertised to provide the same input as the Zuma chair but for those who like sitting at floor level.

 


Bellicon Trampettes

The difficulty with many of the cheaper trampettes is they don’t last long when used in schools. This trampette is very high quality and is much more durable. They are much more expensive but might well pay for themselves in the end.


 

Courses

Sensory Processing and Autism

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12 June 2019

The Space Centre, Preston

How can we understand and address some of the sensory difficulties we see in children and adults with autism? How can I extend my knowledge and skills in working in this area?

Increasingly, teachers and health professionals working with children and adults with autism are expected to have an understanding of the sensory processing difficulties faced by those with autism, as well as the ability to implement simple strategies and alter the environment to accommodate the individual’s sensory needs. Additionally, for establishments that are seeking Autism Accreditation, ‘Sensory Issues’ is one of the core standards.

The aim of this one day extension course is to provide teachers and health professionals, who have a basic understanding of sensory processing difficulties, with the skills needed to apply that understanding to the everyday difficulties that children and adults with autism experience in different settings. This course will further develop participant’s knowledge base including the neuroscience of sensory processing, and the ability to then apply this knowledge to set up more complex strategies, both for individuals as well as whole school/curriculum/service strategies.  There will be a practical session in the large sensory room at The Space Centre.


Introduction to Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder  

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16 and 17 October 2019

The Space Centre, Preston


Making SENSE of Behaviour  

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20 and 21 November 2019

The Space Centre, Preston


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