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SENSORY PATHWAY RESOURCE CENTER

We’re pleased to provide you with our Sensory Pathway Resource Center, the hub of all things sensory pathway-related!

Here, you can learn about what a sensory pathway is and how your school, playground, or community can benefit from having one.

For over a decade now, we’ve been creating outdoor playground stencils, movement opportunities, and activity circuits, and we've since expanded into indoor graphics that stick to floors and walls as well as portable recess activities that can be used anywhere. Today, we sell more than 200 products, many of which can be used for your sensory pathway needs, both indoors and outdoors.

Keep checking back as we continue to add more features and information to this page!

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The Basics

What is a sensory pathway?

What is sensory play?

Who created sensory pathways?

Who can use a sensory pathway?

Why Are Sensory Pathways Important?

Sensory pathways are a natural part of a child’s day. Children and students all over the world are being flooded with a variety of sensory stimuli across the host of different environments that they encounter each and every day. These experiences are part of a continuous series of "sensory pathways" that help them learn about their environment, what is expected of them, and how they are supposed to interact with the broader world around them.

Sadly, many children’s sensory pathways, and ultimately their sensory systems of the body, are simply not challenged enough. If the sensory system is under-stimulated, our bodies often seek out ways to find stimulation to satisfy that need. In children, this sensory-seeking behavior often manifests in tantrums, crying, hyperactivity, and more.

Providing a comprehensive approach to, and ensuring that, children have ample opportunities to engage in daily physical activity (by increasing opportunities to experience new sensory pathways) is critical to their development. When sensory pathways are created in a meaningful and thoughtful way, they can contribute to a child’s overall health and daily well-being.

 

FROM THE EXPERTS

The below articles are written by Timothy D. Davis, Ph.D., CAPE, Associate Professor, SUNY Cortland, Department of Physical Education.

1. Understanding The Sensory System And The Importance Of “Sensory Pathways”

2. The Science Behind the Senses

3. Sensory Essentials: Vestibular/Tactical/Proprioception Senses

4. Difficulty with Self-Regulation and the Importance of Sensory Motor Skills

5. Providing Additional Sensory Motor Opportunities by Enhancing Sensory Pathway

 

Check Out Our Sensory Pathway Blog Posts!


Sensory Pathways: What the heck are those?

Effective Sensory Pathway Design: A Conversation with Timothy D. Davis, PH.D.

 

Now Offering: Free Virtual Meeting – Sensory Experiences & Continuity

Are you considering providing a sensory experience for your students? Not sure how to create an impactful sensory pathway that addresses your students' needs? Learn the basic concepts, planning strategies and management tips from our founder Pamela Gunther (architect and planner) and Dr. Timothy Davis of SUNY Cortland's Dept of Physical Education, Sensory Integration Motor Sensory and Multi-Sensory Environment (SIMS/MSE) Lab.

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