Sensory Processing: Suggestions for the Classroom

Strategies for Calming/Organization

The following handouts provide sensory techniques for calming and organizing your student. Every child is different, so you may need to try several strategies before finding the ones that are best.  You will also need to assess the amount and duration of input that is helpful to your student based on his or her response.  Sometimes children tell US what they need.  Other times, we use their behavior/response to determine how to proceed.
 
Whole Class Sensory Strategies

Motor Breaks for Wiggle Worms

Quick and Easy Weekly

Instructions for Sensory Kits
 

Strategies to Improve Alertness

The following handouts provide sensory techniques for helping improve alertness for better focus and attention.  Because these techniques can be stimulating for your child, you will need to discern how much is too much and how much is just right.
 
Classroom Strategies Alerting

Classroom Organizing Activities
 

Proprioceptive/Heavy Work Activities

Proprioceptive activities use deep pressure or joint input to help children calm and organize.  They can easily be incorporated into daily routines.

Heavy Work Activities for the Classroom

Proprioception Activities
 

Strategies for Attention

Attention and Focus

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