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Classroom strategies for students with Sensory Processing Disorder: The Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center

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The following link on dealing with children and Sensory Processing Disorder at school is one of several topics on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) covered on The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Resource Center’s website. Visitors to the site are provided with a description of the most common problem behaviors exhibited by children with SPD, followed by list of behaviors which serve as indicators that a student may have SPD.

For teachers, the site provides specific classroom strategies for making physical, visual, auditory, organizational, sensory (both alerting and calming activities), and behavioral accommodations that will help children struggling with SPD to remain calm and focused in class. This section concludes with a discussion of the importance of teachers being aware of the role that SPD may play in problem behaviors, as well as the importance of helping children struggling with SPD through appropriate classroom accommodations.