Imaginatia este foarte importanta. Daca ar fi sa va imaginati dragoni sau dinozauri, fara imaginatie invatarea ar fi lipsita de culoare si limitata. Pentru un parinte, obiectivul principal este acela de a-I oferi copilului un trai independent si cateva abilitati academice. Este solicitant sa fiti parintele unui copil cu nevoi speciale intrucat strategiile de predare difera de la un copil la altul. De aceea este important sa intelegeti diferitele modalitati de procesare senzoriala si sa va ghidati copilul spre un mediu in care este incurajat acest tip de invatare senzoriala.

Procesarea senzoriala si jocul senzorial pot stabiliza emotional copilul si il pot ajuta sa aiba o concentrare sporita cand este implicat in diferite activitati. Incercati sa explorati diferite fragmente multisenzoriale, cum ar fi cele vizuale, tactile sau auditive deoarece este dovedit ca accelereaza invatarea si dezvolta diferite abilitati. Sa vorbim, de exemplu, despre scrisul de mana, care poate fi complicat daca cel mic are abilitati motrice slabe sau un tonus muscular scazut.

Decat sa urmareasca o bucata de hartie, pentru a-si imbunatati abilitatile mortice, copilul dumneavoastra ar putea apela la jocurile senzoriale, cum ar fi coloratul degetelor, scrierea pe tabla cu creta sau colorarea literelor alfabetului. Toate aceste practici au rolul de a spori gradual abilitatea copilului de a scrie de mana.

De asemenea, este important pentru copil sa faca tranzitia de la o etapa la alta, cum ar fi mai intai sa pictam ceva pe perete, dupa care sa ne indreptam spre podea si trecem treptat spre masa. Va puteti juca si cu diferite texturi ale hartiei, creionului sau cretei, scopul fiind acela de a-l face pe cel mic sa tina corect in mana diferite obiecte.

Sunt cazuri in care copilul are dificultati in a identifica obiecte precum marul sau banana. In astfel de situatii puteti apela din nou la jocurile senzoriale prin care sa il expuneti pe copil la mirosul si forma diferitelor fructe sau legume. Exista moduri infinite de a invata un copil, asa cum exista moduri multiple prin care el va invata, tot ceea ce este nevoie este sa va puneti imaginatia la treaba si sa va ganditi/imaginati cum ar actiona copilul dumneavoastra in diferite contexte.

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Imagination is so much important. If you were to imagine dragons, dinosaurs, and without imagination, learning would be colorless and finite. For many parents, the main goal is to lead a child towards independent living and academics skills; after all, learning is the first step into the world. Being a special needs parent is demanding, as the strategies in teaching differ from child to child, making it imperative to understand the different sensory processing inputs and guide your child accordingly towards a tailor-made sensory learning environment.

Sensory processing and sensory play can help the child in regulating and will advance more focus on the activities. Try to explore the multi-sensory fragments such as tactile, visual, vestibular, proprioceptive, and auditory; as it is proven it can accelerate learning and advance performance of all kinds of skills. Let’s talk about one skill, handwriting, which can be tricky for a child if he/she has poor fine motor skills and low muscle tone.

Rather then just tracing on a piece of paper, the child could play and practice his/her fine motor skills, vestibular or proprioceptive, through sensory play, like finger coloring, theraputty, writing with chalk on the board, ice painting the alphabets lines or just shapes, any activity that would be a preferred to your child and would gradually make an impact on handwriting itself.

It is also important for the child to have transitions through the different stages, like if we are ice painting on the wall, then do it more toward the floor and gradually transition on the table. We can also play with different textures of the paper, pencil or chalk; your imagination could be limitless, keeping in mind the child’s transition towards a correct grip.

So if your child is having issues with identifying objects, such as an apple and banana, you can create a sensory play that would expose the smell of apple and banana and the shape of apple and banana. There are infinite ways of teaching a child for there are infinite ways they will learn. All your child needs is to borrow a little imagination from you, and for you to imagine with him/her in a special way.

How to Use Sensory Play to Improve Learning and Expand the Imagination

Source: https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/improve-learning-and-expand-imagination/