Physical Therapy -> Balance -> Sitting

Sitting

Sitting balance is important for staying upright in a chair or when sitting on the floor. It takes a lot of coordination of our ab and back muscles to stay upright for any period of time statically and dynamically.

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Activity List(s)

Goal Bank

  • Benny will sit in short sitting, maintaining midline, with Supervision assist, for 90 seconds over 5 sessions, to improve static sitting balance in class. 1
  • Darrel will reach to floor to pick an object off the ground and return to upright with no supervision in the short sit position, 5 time per day, 4 / 5 days per week, for 4 weeks, to improve safety during the classroom and playground activities. 0
  • To increase participation during circle time games, Lauren will transition from supine to long sitting and hold for 2 minutes with no assistance in 5 sessions, per teacher’s report. 1
  • Jay will transition from short sit to stand with stand-by supervision and no UE support, 5 times per day, and 4 /5 days per week for 6 weeks to improve safe participation in indoor and outdoor activities. 0

Resources

  • Dr. Seuss ’Sleep Book’ Yoga Sequence preview

    Dr. Seuss ’Sleep Book’ Yoga Sequence

    Whitney Castle

    This is a short yoga sequence to follow along with the Dr. Seuss "Sleep Book."

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  • Holiday Breakfast Yoga and Breathing Activities preview

    Holiday Breakfast Yoga and Breathing Activities

    Whitney Castle, PT, DPT

    Yoga Resource. Movement Resource. Physical Therapy Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Mindfulness Resource. Move and breathe along with a holiday breakfast menu with yoga poses and breathing ...

    Includes activity list

    3

  • Wonderwoman Warm-Up preview

    Wonderwoman Warm-Up

    Whitney Castle

    A fun little super hero warm up activity based with Wonder Woman packed with gross motor skills!

    2

  • "I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie" Yoga Activity preview

    "I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie" Yoga Activity

    Whitney Castle

    Read and move along to the book! Use the old lady to print and cut a circle/opening for her mouth or use on white board. Print and cut out food items to place in Old Lady's mouth or use food items ...

    Includes activity list

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