Calming and Alerting Sensory Folders for Occupational Therapists and Special Ed

Miss Allison's SpEd Spot
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Do you have students who struggle with sensory regulation? Are you an occupational therapist looking for an easy strategy for classroom teachers to implement? Are you looking for a way to alert or calm students throughout the school day?

These Sensory Folders are a simple way for students to choose regulation strategies for calming or alerting. Each folder offers a variety of activity options.

Who is it for?

  • Students struggling with sensory regulation
  • Students working with autism, sensory processing disorder, or related needs
  • Students with behavior concerns that may be sensory-related


  • teacher-friendly: all activities include a color and black & white version, set-up tips, implementation steps, differentiation ideas for accommodating and extending, and reminders for staff.
  • picture-supported: using PCS from Mayer Johnson (used with permission)
  • varied: 36 different activity icons are included to allow for a variety of options for staff (based on availability) and students (based on preferences).
  • tested: I have developed and used these activities over many years of teaching in a special education classroom

What's Included? (see preview for details):

  • Folder labels in color and black & white
  • Sentence strips for requesting activities in color and black & white
  • Calming activity icons (18 options) in color and black & white
  • Alerting activity icons (18 options) in color and black & white
  • Set-Up Instructions
  • Implementation Steps
  • Differentiation Tips for Accommodating and Extending implementation to meet student needs

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