Online sensory training
Overall, Lisa has found the online sensory training extremely beneficial. It has given her awareness and opened her eyes to what she needs to be looking out for in order to create the best possible environment to empower her students. She also feels it has equipped her with the knowledge to support children with sensory processing issues in a way she wasn’t able to before.
Lisa reflected that she has had much more flexibility to make the changes she has made in her special school classroom. Some, such as using the corridor, would have been harder to implement in a mainstream school environments. However, the core understanding of sensory processing would still help teachers and teaching assistants to understand sensory behaviours of their students. Then, they can implement the strategies which are most suitable for their school or classroom.
Lisa has already pointed several of her mainstream teaching friends to the course. In fact, she recommends it to anyone inside a school environment – even lunch time staff! When you are equipped with knowledge and have the key to starting to understand why children act a certain way, you can make sure they’re making the most out of their learning.
Where to Next?
You can read more about our online training here – Sensory Processing with GriffinOT. There is a free introduction and longer courses for those who want to learn more.
Or, if you want to read more about sensory supports then we recommend our sensory supports page.