ABL Assessment steps are used in the ABL Learning Lab at the elementary level. Children begin by walking up and down stairs, and increase difficulty using progressions as laid out in the ABL Lab Manual. As children advance, they hold various objects to engage the full body while encourage balance, proprioception, crossing the midline, and motor skills. More advanced learners, will be able to utilize ABL Academic Card Sets as part of the Assessment Steps Station, to anchor learning and improve retention and memory retrieval in the classroom.
Children work on balance while walking on the raised and rigid tactile pathway.
Improve spatial awareness while balancing
Balancing activities challenge the brain to adjust its spatial orientation using the proprioceptive system.
Balancing helps aid the brain to place words on a page, to read from left to right and to write patterns in sequence.
Activities that involve balancing help the brain to anchor information and improve memory retrieval.
Pediatric Adaptive ABL Super Cycle
PEDIATRIC ADAPTIVE ABL SUPER CYCLE
The pediatric adaptive super cycle is designed specifically to accommodate various size wheelchairs in order to improve the personal mobility of children, and allow kids to have fun & move with confidence and comfort!
FEATURES & BENEFITS:
Upper Body Ergometer - allows for control of upper body
Adjustable Tension - increase the tension to accommodate a variety of therapeutic needs
Adjustable Height - fits standard pediatric wheelchair width and height, adjustable to accommodate a variety of users.
Positioning and mobility assistance to increase independance
Strategies are teacher friendly, time efficient, and make learning fun!
A fun tool designed to introduce purposeful movement into the classroom,
Boomerboard activities can be incorporated with academics to teach and review lessons, increase classroom engagement, or use throughout the day to transition, brain boosters, or make learning fun with academic games!
Students experience both the physical and neurological benefits of jumping, along with 50+ additional exercises to aid in balance, rhythm, core strength, spatial awareness, endurance, and can be used to work on all 12 foundations of learning readiness. The silent, non-distracting motion allows for a reprieve from the traditional classroom setting.
Research shows that purposeful movement prepares the brain to learn, and creates an optimal environment for students.
The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance, eye movement and spatial orientation. This system helps to keep students stable and upright. If your student has trouble with body awareness, (Sensory system: the vestibular system) or balance (sensory system: the proprioceptive system) they will often struggle with classroom activities such as letter and number formation, handwriting, copying from the board and tying their shoes.
Meet with your ABL Expert for a tour of a school near you! Checkout an Action Based Learning Lab or Kinesthetic Classroom in Action! Allows educators the opportunity to talk with principals, teachers (and students!) to learn more about ABL.