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Albert Lea, MN: Elem school adds "sensory path" to help kids "regulate and calm their bodies"

Nov 11, 2018, Albert Lea (MN) Tribune: Sensory path made for Halverson Elementary School students https://www.albertleatribune.com/2018/11/sensory-path-made-for-halverson-elementary-school-students/ Jenna Hegwood, second-grade teacher at Halverson Elementary School, created a sensory path for students. A sensory path is a path where students are to complete the given tasks in order to help regulate and calm their bodies. Research defines the proprioceptive system as understanding sense of self as well as how defining within surroundings. Research has shown completing a series of physical fine and gross motor activities promotes proprioceptive sensory input (body awareness to surroundings), building connections within the developing brain’s neural pathways in order to help children stay calm and regulate their bodies effectively. …