Sensory Processing

Understanding and supporting sensory processing in an education context

Primary Settings

In an education setting there are a number of ways of supporting sensory processing needs:

  • adapting the environment
  • providing the child with strategies

This film considers helpful strategies within the classroom

This ‘School for Fidgets’ film was created by a school to illustrate how fidgeting or chewing is a helpful strategy to help them to stay alert, regulate their emotions and manage challenges.

Ideas for engaging the senses to regulate emotions:

Print and cut out these sensory diet cards for quick sensory breaks throughout the day:

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