Scooter boards are a great therapy tool. They help develop gross motor skills as well as give vestibular and proprioceptive input. Plus they’re fun! To get Trevor excited about using the scooter board I like to do scooter board races. I use painter’s tape to make a track on our floor, and then he gets on the scooter board and I push one of his toy cars and we race.
There are three general ways Trevor uses his scooter board in these races:
- He will lay on the scooter board and pull himself forward with his arms (I do have to help him with this one).
- He sits on the scooter board and propels himself forward with his feet.
- He kneels on the ground, places his hands on the scooter board, and pushes the scooter board.
Checking out the racetrack:
Laying on the scooterboard:
Sitting on the scooterboard:
Kneeling and pushing the scooterboard:
Pulling the tape off the floor is fun too 🙂