Crash Bang Smash

Students engage in O.T. focussed daily fitness activities designed to promote balance, movement, strength, co-ordination and co-operation in a fun and relaxed setting. The team at Therapy Focus introduced the Crash Bang Smash program, which is based on the concept of sensory integration using primarily the Vestibular (movement) and Proprioception (knowing where one is in space) sensory inputs. By meeting Vestibular and Proprioception, this allows a child who is running “too fast” or “too slow” to reach a “just right” or optimum alertness state that would allow the child to concentrate and participate within classroom activities. The Crash Bang Smash is done using a circuit style approach where students would go through different stations with different sensory objects. These circuits are designed to provide maximum amount of Vestibular and Proprioceptive input within a time frame of about 20 – 30 minutes. For some classes, students have access to substations that meet other sensory needs or preferences such as auditory, visual, touch and smell sensory input. The idea of this is so that the child has access to meet all their sensory seeking preferences prior to class and so preparing themselves for class.