Individual sensory experiences can be used to change a student’s arousal level to be alert and attentive, or calm and relaxed.
Alerting activities are generally:
- fairly intense
- highly demanding
Calming activities are generally:
- not very intense
- have a low demand
Students have individual responses to these types of activities, and what is calming to one student may be alerting to another.
Guidance chapter explaining individual sensory experiences and needs
Reviewed 27 May 2020