Strengthening balance and spatial awareness for students with autism
School: Pierce Middle School
Students with autism and other developmental disorders often have a weak proprioceptive system, which affects spatial awareness and balance. By providing experiences using balance beams, Bosu balls and other activities to improve balance and coordination the proprioceptive system can be strengthened. Strengthening the proprioceptive system improves independent movement throughout daily activities and the lifespan. Grant money will be used to purchase Bosu Balls, a Wavy Tactile Balance Beam and a modular balance course.