Module Four covers a range of support strategies within the classroom including: A checklist for symptoms of behaviour and actions you might observe in pupils and how this behaviour can relate to one or more of the eight senses, Suggestions on specific sensory supports relating to the eight senses we have identified and suggestions for whole class/school approaches to benefit all pupils, not just those identified as having sensory processing difficulties.

Sensory Sensitivity over Responsivity

Those things that you might observe when it comes to sensory sensitivity over sensory responsivity are represented below by an image with accompanying text underneath. Learn about each point by slowly dragging the selector to the right until you have familiarised yourself with all three systems:

Modulation, Discrimination, or Motor Behaviours?

Select the info icons (i) on Dr Miller’s Fowchart of Sensory Processing Disorders below to learn about how to discern between these behaviours:

Support Strategies for Sensory Modulation & Discrimination

Select the arrows to the left of each of the simple support strategies in the accordion below to learn how to apply them in the situation where a pupil is experiencing sensory modulation and discrimination challenges:

Sensory Circuits:

The following graphic contains information on how to implement Sensory Circuits. Click the “turn” button at the bottom centre of the image card to reveal the information. Then proceed through each of the remaining points by selecting the blue arrow at the bottom right of each card:

Sensory Motor Circuits: The Sequence

1. Alerting

2. Organising

3. Calming

4. Isometrics

Sensory Support in Classrooms

The following graphic contains a number of images and corresponding approaches to sensory support in the classroom. Click the “turn” button at the bottom centre of the image card to reveal the information. Then proceed through each of the remaining points by selecting the blue arrow at the bottom right of each card:

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Module Four: Knowledge Test