Flat Palmar Arches, Awkward Grasps and Sensory Processing Disorders

I love deep pressure tactile input to my palms. I even wrapped Hook Velcro around parts of my steering wheel to rub at times…

The client in the following post video has Down Syndrome and is trying really hard to push the ball through the ring while keeping her fingers straight and avoiding touch to her palms.

It would be difficult, perhaps impossible to perform the following activity without deep pressure to palms!

Early weight bearing on palms decreases tactile sensitivities…. However, some babies hate having anything touching their palms… Therapists work to find strategies to improve tolerance and the earlier in the baby’s life- the better.

Incorporate weighted and vibrating objects when promoting palmar grasp. Try playing ” Tug of War” using a Sensory Ring…

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