Sensory Series by Joanna Grace

24th April 2017

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We enjoyed Joanna’s post Slipping Sensory? Where she discussed the rise in sensory issues in our settings so much that we have invited her to write a sensory series for us. Here’s an overview of her upcoming posts for you to watch out for:

  • Slipping Sensory? A discussion on the rise of sensory issues in the children in our settings.
  • How many senses? We teach children about their five senses, but how many do we have? Understanding some of the secret senses can enable you to better support the children in your care.
  • Develop your sensory lexiconary to improve your ability to support the children in your care. Developing your own sensory lexiconary, i.e. increasing the range of experiences you offer in a developmentally informed way, and how you offer them, can increase your ability to reach and support your youngest learners and those who find the sensory world very difficult.
  • What makes a sensory story different to a story sack? This one does what it says on the tin.
  • Sensory stories for sensory difficulties. How sensory stories can support children with sensory difficulties.
  • Sensory stories for sensory processing disorder. How sensory stories can support children with sensory processing disorder.
  • Sensory story support. How sensory stories can support engagement and concentration, aid memory and support retelling of simple stories.
  • Now sensory. Why we should, now more than ever, be thinking about the sensory nature of the activities we offer our students?

If you would like to find out more about any of these topics or explore the work of The Sensory Projects Joanna says our readers are welcome to get in touch through social media or email, all links can be found on her website or Twitter: @jo3grace

Joanna Grace is an international sensory engagement and inclusion specialist and Founder of the Sensory Projects. The Sensory Projects run on the idea that great sensory experiences do not need to be expensive, with the right knowledge and a little creativity inexpensive items can become powerful sensory tools for inclusion. 

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