Do you have students who you do not know if their behavior is related to sensory components? This is a guide that includes an over view of sensory related needs related to behavior. This explains how sensory is incorporated into behavior. This includes charts that explains each sensory component and examples of what you may see in students. This also includes a chart that discusses the difference between functions of behavior with sensory vs tangible, escape and attention. There is also a chart of calming strategies for each component of sensory. There is a general handout of recommendations for strategy and two pages with 18 visuals of proprioceptive strategies that includes yoga, deep breathing, and other activities that can be performed in class and out of class.
This is perfect to supplement various social emotional (SEL) or self regulation program including RTI, MTSS, problem solving, zones of regulation, 5 point scale, whole body listening, social thinking and more.
This helps to expand your student's current self regulation toolbox. This gives different sensory motor strategies. This is perfect for general education students but also students with Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, ADD, sensory processing disorder, and other special needs. This can be used with general education, RTI, MTSS, special education, occupational therapy OT, speech language pathology SLP, and social work SW.
This also supports core strength, crossing midline, coordination, gross motor, and motor planning.
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material.
DISCLAIMER: By using this, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability. You should discontinue anything if you do not know your child’s reaction or ability.