Proprioceptive sensory problems arise due to the way in which the brain processes motor skills. Learners with proprioceptive sensory problems have issues with knowing their body’s ability to perceive its own position in space.
Some examples of ways in which proprioceptive sensory problems can be identified is if the learner has difficulties identifying whether their feet are on soft grass or a hard surface without looking (with or without shoes), trouble recognizing their own strength, uncoordinated movements, balance issues, and poor postural control.
Proprioceptive sensory activities are important for learners with proprioceptive sensory difficulties because they can help decrease existing harmful coping mechanisms and increase coordinated movements. It is also important to practice such activities to ensure that learners are gradually able to perform more challenging actions while maintaining movement accuracy.