What is a Whole Brain Sensory Path?
Fun and Engaging
way to improve academics, attention and behavior skills in and out of the classroom.
The path contains different colorful and interactive activities that provide students with various types of sensory input such as:
Proprioceptive input(weight bearing through joints)
Vestibular input (balance and coordination)
Visual motor skills
Tactile and fine motor skills
Activities for crossing mid-line, bi-lateral coordination.
Doing these activities daily strengthens reading, writing, math and social/emotional skills.
Re-center and Focus
Designed for the general and special education student population to address the needs of
*sensory seeking or sensory avoiding students
*to improve focus and attention
*strengthen cognitive function
*provide movement breaks
Fine tunes balance and improves motor skills for better sensory integration and emotional regulation.
Real Benefits for Learning
-improve handwriting skills
-overcome clumsiness and disorganization
-improve vision skills for reading
-increase tracking of digit in math
-increase focusing ability
-faster brain processing speeds
-better hand-eye coordination
-improved ability to sit and listen
Hailey Caraway, M.Ed., CSC
Honestly, words can’t describe how passionately I feel towards the work that Amanda from Whole Brain Gym has done for our campus. It brings me so much joy to walk down the hallway, and see a student using the pathway so efficiently and responsibly. They are taking ownership of regulating their own emotions and body by using a tool that research has shown to be so effective. I have seen all ages, and several different departments within the school setting use the path with their students (I.e. School Psychologist, Counselors, Teachers, EXPO, Special ED). I know it is impacting these students tremendously with their academics and behavior at school, and we are so appreciative and blessed to have this at our campus. Thank you Amanda!
Linda Cavazos Tucker Ph.D
We have four Whole Brain Sensory Paths at Evers (Elementary). Amanda Stout Walker has been amazing at not only getting us started but also with the professional development piece behind it with our staff. She owns Whole Brain Gym and truly understands the connection between repetitive motion and SEL (Social emotional learning).
Cassidy Younghans, Founder- EPIC Life Learning Community
We LOVE the sensory path Amanda installed at EPIC Life Learning Community! Because learners have full autonomy to self-regulate mentally and physically throughout the day, they engage naturally with the sensory path as they need. Our learners easily understand how to use it, and it is a great tool for self-regulation and mind-body connection. We are so grateful to Amanda for sharing this amazing tool for kids!
Sharon Child -- 4th Grade Reading and Writing
In our Fourth Grade hallway we have seen our students understand and utilize the sensory pathway. They have been given the opportunity to use a “sensory pathway” pass when they feel they need to use this tool. I’ve seen students use if for a variety of reasons; getting the wiggles out, waking up when feeling groggy, working out frustrating feelings, and refocusing when feeling distracted. The students love being able to self-monitor their need for this tool. They enjoy the activities and when they return to the classroom they look more alert and ready to take on learning again. I’m so thankful that we have been able to offer this tool to our students.