Curie creates Sensory Adventure path for students

two girls walk on a sensory pathPhysical and Occupational Therapy staff and art teachers have created a Sensory Adventure path at the Curie Institute to be used by regular and special education students. A sensory path is a colorful, creative and playful way for kids to build sensory pathways, connections in the brain that are responsible for sight, touch, sound, etc., which enable kids to complete complex, multi-stage tasks. Curie students get a chance to spend a few minutes of their school day walking, jumping, bouncing and “pushing themselves through their distractions.” Experts say sensory paths can also help students develop motor skills, including balance, hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness.