Some of our children who have a diagnosis of Autism or have complex sensory needs struggle to regulate and interpret sensory inputs. This can often lead to withdrawal, distress or a display of challenging behaviours. These can create a barrier to learning for these children.
Addressing these sensory issues often results in increased engagement with the curriculum and improves learning experiences; along with greater opportunities in school and at home.
Children who have sensory difficulties benefit from a sensory diet programme, which is carefully planned to match the personal needs of each individual child throughout the school day.
A sensory diet can include activities linked with the following sensory inputs:
Activities included in sensory diets