Strategies to Support Students
If it appears that a student is experiencing sensory processing difficulties, consider discussing with the student’s parent referral for assessment by an occupational therapist. It is never appropriate to apply sensory supports which touch the student or provide sensory stimulation of any kind (such as weighted vests or vibrating cushions) unless doing so under the guidance of an appropriate professional.
Listed below are some strategies which involve reducing sensations in the environment. These strategies may sometimes be appropriate to try in the classroom.