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.
Reviewed 27 May 2020