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Impact on Learning

Disordered sensory processing can result in the student:

  • having a time delay between receiving and responding to information from their senses
  • receiving only some parts of the information from their senses
  • receiving information from their senses which is of an unusually high intensity or an unusually low intensity

Naturally, this affects the student’s experience of the classroom and can have a huge impact on their ability to access information and learning.



Possible Impacts on Learning


Your student may:

These are only some of the many possible impacts that sensory processing issues may have on learning. For examples of possible signs of sensory processing issues, click here. If you suspect that your student is experiencing disordered sensory processing, it is important to refer them for assessment by an occupational therapist. As well as assessing the student, the occupational therapist is likely to suggest excellent strategies for assisting the student at school.  For information on general strategies which may support students with sensory processing issues, click here.