Attention and Sensory Needs are Connected
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Sensory meltdowns can happen in the blink of an eye. They don’t always look like a fleury of kicking, hitting, or yelling. A sensory meltdown can look like distraction or inattentiveness, too.
You may have seen this video floating around on Facebook. Here’s the thing: Attention and sensory challenges are connected. Sound familiar?
This workbook is a guide for better focus at home or in the classroom. The Attention and Sensory Workbook contains:
- How Sensory and Attention are Connected
- The Impact of Sensory Processing on Learning
- Movement and Sensory-Motor Activities to Improve Attention
- Sensory Activity Ideas
- Sensory Processing Workbook Pages
- Attention and Sensory Activity Workbook Pages
Sensory processing is the ability to register, screen, organize, and interpret information from our senses and the environment. This process allows us to filter out some unnecessary information so that we can attend to what is important. Kids with sensory challenges often time have difficulty with attention as a result.
It’s been found that there is a co-morbidity of 40-60% of ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. This workbook is an actionable guide to help teachers, therapists, and parents to help kids boost attention and focus in the classroom by mastering sensory processing needs.
You will find information on the sensory system and how it impacts attention and learning. There are step-by-step strategies for improving focus, and sensory-based tips and tricks that will benefit the whole classroom.
The workbook provides tactics to address attention and sensory processing as a combined strategy and overall function. There are charts for activities, forms for assessment of impact, workbook pages for accommodations, and sensory strategy forms.