I’ve been asked this question before (“What exercises help a child with ADD or Sensory Processing Disorder”), though more often than not, I’m pre-actively offering advice to parents on what their child can do to help with symptoms of ADD, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and other issues. Of course, it’s better to be proactive than reactive, but we don’t always notice problems right away, and we think kids are “fine” and don’t need extra attention. Kids these days are expected to listen & learn at such a young age, and thus miss many important neurological steps, or at least don’t progress through them appropriately.
As I’ve said before on this blog, often times I like to share information that I agree with, and I came across this attached article recently, and rather than re-writing the whole thing, it’s easier (and more honest) to share it. Yes I agree with what she states here. Yes kids need to be doing cross crawl exercises and it starts with rolling over to both sides as an infant, then to crawling (not walking first!), and more. If your child is exhibiting any delays, any struggles with math, reading, organization or more, please consider following these simple exercises in this article linked below. Do it for 10-20 minutes a day. Start with one month and see what happens, then continue on for another month, and then advance to different, more advanced exercises. Want to know which ones to advance to? Ask me….there’s a lot in my brain to tell you, just not enough time to put it in writing (though someday I will). 🙂