Zero G Swing
When child is swinging in this chair, stand in front of swing and provide pressure at feet or by squeezing legs, when pushing, to increase proprioceptive (deep pressure) input for sensory system regulation.
Also, slow, linear movement (back and forth), in the swing, targets the vestibular system which helps our sensory system regulate. This movement input is important for sensory system regulation as it helps us prepare our posture, maintain our balance, use our vision, and regulate our behaviors.
Gross Motor Activities
Caregiver can push the child’s in the swing in all planes of direction as much as possible front to back and side to side to elicit different inputs. Child can also help by pushing another child in the swing.