Sensory processing is in the organisation of sensory input received from the body and the environment for use in daily life. Children with sensory-processing difficulties have specific sensory issues that can negatively affect their attention and the quality of learning in the classroom.
Through various visual and auditory activities along with various sensory-motor activities, the Attention and Sensory Group focuses on improving the following:
- Regulation and processing incoming sensory input.
- Sustained attention (ability to remain on task).
- Selective attention (ability to remain on task with distractions).
- Alternating attention (ability to shift focus of attention between different tasks).
- Divided attention (ability to respond simultaneously to multiple tasks – highest level of attention).
- Sitting tolerance.
- Turn taking.