Sensory strategies in the classroom
We’re all aware of a rise in sensory needs amongst our students. There’s also an increase in resources claiming to target these needs. What can we practically do to support those with sensory differences in our classrooms?
Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist, Jo Grace explains sensory processing differences and disorders. She explores their impact on wellbeing and shares her experience of useful resources.
3 takeaways from Jo’s training session
– Understand sensory processing differences and disorders and appreciate their impact on wellbeing –
– Get the most out of sensory resources, even using everyday classroom items to effectively meet sensory needs –
– Create an environment in your classroom that supports individuals’ sensory differences, enables learning and engagement for everyone – and is good for everybody’s mental health –
This session is aimed at everyone working with children with SEND.
Watch a snippet of Jo’s presentation…
Jo Grace received great feedback on her LIVE broadcast
This session was originally presented at one of our online Virtual SEND Conferences.
“Jo gave background info in easy to grasp way and then moved forward to help the listener appreciate the possible problems/challenges people could have.”
Jane O’Connell – AVP for PL and food teacher, Abbey Hill Acacdemy
“Jo was very passionate about what she was talking about and gave some interesting and informative points.”
Christine – SENCO, Napier Primary Academy
About the Creator
Jo Grace / Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist, The Sensory Projects
Jo Grace is a Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist, Doctoral Researcher, Author of several books on SEND, Trainer and TEDx Speaker. The Sensory Projects works to share the understanding needed to turn inexpensive items into effective tools for inclusion. Jo’s insight on inclusion comes from her personal and professional life. She has family members with physical disabilities and neurodivergent conditions. Jo is also a qualified teacher, who has worked to promote the inclusion of children with additional needs in mainstream settings from the early years right up to university.
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