Sensory Resource for Teachers

All activities in life (from sleeping to writing) involve processing sensory stimuli. Having difficulty processing sensory stimuli can impact on an individual’s ability to perform everyday activities.


  • What are the Senses
  • How does the brain process sensory stimuli
  • The body’s response to sensory stimuli
  • Examples of atypical responses to sensory stimuli
  • Sensory language and definitions


  • Strategies
  • Practical Tips for the Classroom
  • General Sensory Strategies for All
  • Strategies According to Sense
    • Bisual (seeing)
    • Auditory (hearing)
    • Tactile (touch)
    • Gustatory (taste)
    • Olfactory (smell)
    • Vestibular (movement)
    • Proprioceptive (body awareness)

Case Studies

  • Examples of a range of students with atypical sensory responses
  • Based on real students
  • Examples of how sensory strategies were implemented and individualised

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