Exercises That Help Students Focus on Reading

An occupational therapist shares movement breaks and simple tools that help elementary students focus on the written word.  When children are physically overstimulated, their reading often suffers. They may rush their reading and skip lines. They might have difficulty decoding and have decreased comprehension, visual focus, and reading stamina. The good news is that there are many small and large movement strategies and supports that can address overstimulation and assist students with the underlying developmental components of reading. By Lauren Brukner  September 15, 2022