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Sensory processing differences

Some people experience sensory processing differences. This means that they may have difficulty accurately recognising, integrating and processing sensory information. Sensory processing differences can impact on a student’s ability to learn. Some students will require support to meet their sensory needs in a functional way so that they are able to engage in learning.

Sensory processing differences can be effectively addressed through a variety of other less intense, lower resource-dependent supports and interventions. The majority of student needs related to sensory processing differences can be met in the classroom, across the school environment and routines, within existing tiered supports, without the use of a designated 'sensory room'.

Guidance chapter explaining how some people experience sensory processing differently

Reviewed 04 March 2022

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