Sensory processing tips for school staff

Secondary

A useful webpage offering practical tips for school staff working with children and young people with autism and/or sensory needs.

This webpage offers useful, practical tips for school staff supporting children and young people with autism. It focuses on how we can verbally and physically communicate with young people who have sensory needs in a school setting.  

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • School staff

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Mental health and wellbeing

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

• how to talk about their emotions accurately and sensitively, using appropriate vocabulary

• how to recognise the early signs of mental wellbeing concerns

Northern Ireland – Learning for Life and Work

Personal Health

KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

• Develop strategies to promote personal safety

Self Awareness

KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

• Explore and express a sense of self

• Develop skills and strategies to improve own learning

Scotland – Health and Wellbeing

Mental and emotional wellbeing

• I know that we all experience a variety of thoughts and emotions that affect how we feel and behave and I am learning ways of managing them.

• I understand that there are people I can talk to and that there are a number of ways in which I can gain access to practical and emotional support to help me and others in a range of circumstances. 

Wales - Health and Wellbeing

How we process and respond to our experiences affects our mental health and emotional wellbeing:

Progression step 3:

• I can self-regulate my emotions in a healthy way using strategies that I have developed.

Progression step 4: I can identify different strategies to self-regulate my emotions in response to a range of experiences.

Progression step 5: I can contribute towards a culture where talking about mental health and emotional well-being is encouraged and normalised. 

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