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Sensory Processing Handbook

The eight senses - guidance for practitioners in Somerset

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Part of
Sensory Processing Handbook

The eight senses - guidance for practitioners in Somerset

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Introduction

Information on the nature of sensory processing differences and the impact they can have on children and young people's lives

Somerset SEND CharterWhat is sensory processing?Sensory processing differences or difficultiesInteroception – the eighth senseChecklists and assessments
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The sensory system

Safe interventions for both children and young people, and groups

TactileProprioceptiveInteroceptiveVestibularVisualAuditoryOlfactoryTaste
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School approaches

Recommendations for creating appropriate learning environments for pupils with sensory processing differences

Whole school approachClassroom strategiesWhat to do if you are concerned a pupil is experiencing sensory processing difficultiesReferring to occupational therapy

Checklists

The following are suggested sensory processing checklists for schools to use. They can be downloaded from the internet and are free of charge:

Checklist to use to explore the needs of an individual child

Checklist to use to explore sensory-friendly environments

These resources can be used to compliment observations carried out by teaching staff and information shared by parents and carers.

For more information please also see – www.kelly-mahler.com

 

Last reviewed: December 1, 2023 by Gemma

Next review due: June 1, 2024

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