Sensory Technologies

Sensory. Sensory. Sensory.

This is a word you hear a lot in the adapted special education world and it is being used in other fields as well.

There are children who will do repetitive movements or tasks that satisfies a need they have. It fulfills something inside of them and they are content. There are many ways to allow students to get their sensory needs met. The website given discusses six ways a teacher can give students options within a classroom.

http://lessonplanspage.com/sensory-kids-in-the-classroom-6-tips-for-teachers/

The options are for many types of situations. You may need the student to be quiet or maybe they need larger more intense movements. They may need to be used outside or at their desk.

These sensory technologies are small gadgets that meet a need of a student and can often drive instruction. For example, if a work box is created to put yellow pipe cleaners into a small box, that works on fine motor skills and placing fries in a box.

A bumpy seat may help a student focus to pay attention to the teacher’s instruction. Some other sensory technologies could be the use of a digital device and pressing on the screen. There are limitless options and ideas to incorporate in order to teach children who need more than straight lecture (which I would argue is everyone), but in particularly students with disabilities.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s