Heavy Work: A Powerful Sensory Strategy

Interested in seeing what IMPACT courses are all about? Check out this free 30 minute sample course to get a sneak peak of a course and learn about heavy work- a powerful sensory strategy for supporting regulation and decreasing challenging behaviors. 
* This course is not eligible for Washington state STARS hours.
30 Minutes
Intended for educators working with 
Toddler - Pre-K

Take the FREE introductory course Heavy Work: A Powerful Sensory Strategy. In just 30 minutes, you'll learn:

  • Learn how Heavy Work supports children's regulation and decreases challenging behaviors. 
  • Gain a wealth of activity ideas that students of all ages will love. 
  • Get a free printable handout so that you can put your learning into practice and share this powerful strategy with others. 
Heavy Work is great for educators in classrooms of all ages: infants, toddlers, preschoolers, or early elementary students!

Course Details
Heavy Work

This course is a mix of:
 On-demand lessons with visuals including text, images, and videos 
Recorded audio narration with optional closed captioning
Engaging activities that support learning
IMPACT's online childcare courses are Merit STARS approved and provide evidence-based early childhood education training.
  • Content Includes

    • What is Heavy Work?
    • How Heavy Work supports regulation, body awareness & learning
    • Heavy Work Activities for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and up
    • Individualizing Heavy Work in your classroom

Bonus Materials

  • Heavy Work Handout


  • Intended for: Educators working with Toddler - Pre-K
  • May be applicable for: Educators working with Infants and Kindergarten - 3rd grade

User Reviews

Heavy Work: A Powerful Sensory Strategy

"It's great that this course is free because ECE teachers should know the basics of what heavy work is (because we talk about it all the time). It's helpful as a launching off point to learn more."
"I plan on sharing knowledge/suggestions for activities with other teachers. I also will recommend that other teachers take this course as an intro to Heavy Work."

Course Access

12 Months

All online on-demand IMPACT courses are accessible for 12 months after the date of purchase. 


Each course includes the English transcript of the narration. 


Through Google widgets, our courses can be translated into many different languages. 

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