Strategies and Approaches to developing Sensory Processing within the classroom

How to help a child to be calm and ready to learn. Looking from a sensory perspective.

Approaches Including Families Building rapport with and including families is another important aspect of social design of the classroom. This can be achieved through frequent, open, and honest communication with families and by making families and those important to them feel welcome. Family members can share information about the strategies they use in their homes […]

Time Management in your Environment

How to help a child to be calm and ready to learn. Looking from a sensory perspective.

Approaches Including Families Building rapport with and including families is another important aspect of social design of the classroom. This can be achieved through frequent, open, and honest communication with families and by making families and those important to them feel welcome. Family members can share information about the strategies they use in their homes […]

Social Environment

How to help a child to be calm and ready to learn. Looking from a sensory perspective.

Approaches Including Families Building rapport with and including families is another important aspect of social design of the classroom. This can be achieved through frequent, open, and honest communication with families and by making families and those important to them feel welcome. Family members can share information about the strategies they use in their homes […]

Physical Environment

How to help a child to be calm and ready to learn. Looking from a sensory perspective.

Physical environment really describes how the classroom is designed and its layout. It also refers to the learning centres or specific areas designed for different activities. Teachers really want to design the environment by organising its spaces, furnishings, and materials to optimise the learning opportunities and the engagement of every child. Teachers can apply a […]

How to Optimise a Preschooler’s Learning Environment

How to help a child to be calm and ready to learn. Looking from a sensory perspective.

Video Sense of Taste (Mouth) If you find that your child is reluctant to put things in his mouth, picky feeder etc, try the following: Deep-pressure massage with your finger on the lips, tongue and palate – link to video demonstration Opportunities to try lots of different foods Fun sucking on blowing activities e.g. blowing […]

Expressive language

Communication and Language Needs

Strategies Use language that is appropriate to the child’s level of understanding. Simplify your language, e.g. if a child is using two word phrases, then you use 2-3 word phrases. By having observed the child, you will know what level of language level they are using as shown in the table below: Word-Phrase List I […]

Movement Sense Activities

How to help a child to be calm and ready to learn. Looking from a sensory perspective.

Seeking Movement If a child is seeking lots of movement activities then encourage him to: Swing on a swing set (with support if required) Take regular movement breaks by becoming the Teacher’s helper or messenger Use of space-hopper, sit-n-spin, and trampoline (under supervision) Run, jump, dance and march Sit on a Movin’sit wobble cushion in […]

Touch Sense Activities

How to help a child to be calm and ready to learn. Looking from a sensory perspective.

Avoiding Touch If your child avoids touch experiences then do the following: Firm, predictable touch is favourable Deep-pressure massage on the skin – please click on the video link attached. Use squishy or textured fidget such as a stress ball Write with a vibrating pen Use Theraputty or playdough Play in a sandbox or with […]

Sense of Taste (Mouth)

How to help a child to be calm and ready to learn. Looking from a sensory perspective.

Video https://vimeo.com/542708555 Sense of Taste (Mouth) If you find that your child is reluctant to put things in his mouth, picky feeder etc, try the following: Deep-pressure massage with your finger on the lips, tongue and palate – link to video demonstration Opportunities to try lots of different foods Fun sucking on blowing activities e.g. […]

Proprioceptive or Body Activities

How to help a child to be calm and ready to learn. Looking from a sensory perspective.

The Proprioceptive Sense (Body) https://vimeo.com/542712386 In this video, Karen describes how children with proprioceptive or body issues can have poor spatial awareness, have poor eye-contact, difficulty understanding spatial concepts such as in/on/under/behind/beside etc. They can also be quite disorientated, with a sense of being ‘lost in space’ bumping into things and being clumsy. Proprioceptive difficulties […]