Sensory strategies for inclusive classrooms

Lessner listiakova, Ivana (2023) Sensory strategies for inclusive classrooms. In: VI international scientific conference; 30 years special education and rehabilitation studies, conference proceedings. Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (UKIM), Skopje, North Macedonia, pp. 19-34. ISBN 9786082382371

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The effort to establish inclusive environments in education whether in mainstream or in special schools can be enhanced by applying evidence-informed approaches leading to effective pedagogies for all.
Research problem
Sensory processing needs can often be overlooked or mistaken for difficulties with motivation. In addition, applying sensory activities and resources without, understanding of sensory processing and/or individualisation based on sensory assessment can be ineffective or even harmful.
The paper discusses commonly sensory strategies commonly used in inclusive classrooms in light of current evidence from published research and explains the underlying sensory processes contributing to their effectiveness. It highlights potential limitations of the strategies if used without a justified rationale.
Addressing sensory needs of neurodiverse learners contributes to lowered anxiety of learners, promotes positive behaviour and facilitates learning and development of skills.
The aim of this paper was to provide a basis for an evidence-informed understanding of sensory processing needs. This knowledge will support practitioners in designing and implementing individually tailored sensory strategies.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sensory processing needs, challenging behaviour, neurodiversity, learning, inclusion
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2023 15:05
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023 15:05

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