Sensory Strategies with Kim Griffin

From birth, we possess certain innate senses, such as touch, while others, like vision and balance, continue to develop throughout childhood and beyond. Understanding how these senses evolve and impact our daily experiences is crucial for creating an optimal learning environment.

In this episode, Kim Griffin guides us through an insightful discussion on ‘Sensory Strategies’ covering various aspects, including:

  • the types of senses
  • perception of sensory support, strategies and tools
  • arousal states and their influence on learning
  • regulation
  • how different senses can be distracting in school
  • practical approaches to support pupils in the classroom

“In terms of sensory strategies, we’re thinking about anything that involves the senses that we can use to support a child to maintain their attention, focus and arousal in classrooms. So, we first want to know what senses they might be finding difficult to process.”

Kim Griffin, Occupational Therapist

Listen to gain valuable tips on integrating sensory strategies into your classroom, ensuring they are accessible and successful for all pupils.

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About Kim Griffin  

Kim is an occupational therapist with 20 years’ experience supporting children, young people, their families and teachers to participate successfully in their daily livesHer interest areas are sensory processing and autismKim provides online training for those who want to learn more about sensory processing, motor skills and handwriting along with programmes that show you have to help children improve their skills.  

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