The Path to Reaching a Boys Full Potential
Billy is having a hard time focusing in class. He’s tapping his pencil, tearing paper into tiny little pieces, and whistling. The lights have suddenly become too bright and the smell of today’s lunch is causing his mind to wander. His teacher gently touches him on the shoulder. The boys all know that signal means it’s time to go visit Mrs. Turlington to utilize “the path.”
 
The primary school boys think “the path” is just where they go to jump around to get their wiggles out. What they don’t know is that this path is a research-based tool to help regulate the body after overstimulation.

After eight years collecting baseline data on specific movements, Holly Clay created “The Sensory Path™” using a particular formula:

“The Formula uses specific movements, visual cues, joint pressures, and muscle stretches in a particular order to deconstruct the tension by stimulating the proper proprioceptive, vestibular, somatosensory, and visual systems. Once the gridlock of sensory signals is reduced, the child can process the instructional information more effectively, which increases cognition, confidence, and independence.”

SAA boys enjoy using this path as a much-needed brain break. A 30-second pass-through, this outer space-themed pathway sets the boys up for success to learn, and to participate in school to their fullest potential.  

Thanks to a generous donor, Holly Clay installed The Sensory Path™ prior to the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Charlotte Turlington is SAA's SEL Coordinator. She has two daughters; a six-year-old and a one-year-old. 
Contact: cturlington@sa-academy.org

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