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Why a swing?

Swinging is an activity that regulates the brain pathways responsible for integrating the senses.

Swings work by providing children with autism with vestibular and proprioceptive input. The swinging motion activates fluid in the inner ear.

Swinging is the type of activity that helps children develop gross motor skills. Running and jumping onto swings and pushing other swingers, all aid with locomotion, balance and coordination skills.

A sensory break on a basket swing would last for 15 minutes. This is the optimum time for a positive affect to take place.

Why are sensory breaks important?

Sensory breaks are a way for any child, whether they have sensory needs or not, to reset, decompress, and get the blood flowing back into their brains. Also into the inner ear, which activates vestibular sensory receptors. By using non-specialist equipment we are also teaching our young people that they can create their own sensory breaks out in the wider community.

The promotion of social interaction

Swings are also just great fun to hang out on with your friends!

See our gallery for a couple of photos of our students using the swing.

 

 

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