Some students may struggle to reach and maintain an emotional availability necessary for learning. One who is drowsy, sleepy, agitated or crying is not ready to attend to interactions offered by his partner. It becomes necessary to determine what characteristics of the learning environments are most associated with that readiness to engage.
In a variety of school settings, when provided with necessary strategies (e.g., positioning, sensory) student will demonstrate a calm attentive state to participate in a variety of classroom activities, 50% above baseline as assessed by teacher and occupational therapist data collection.
Sensory Channel Observation Tool by T. Anthony (1997)
Arousal State Tracking adapted by NMSBVI from Sensory Learning Kit by M. Smith (2005).
|Sense of Taste
|Sense of Smell
|Pyramid of Learning