Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) September 6, 2006 –-
When students find sensory information confusing, overwhelming, or distorted, they are likely to have difficulty paying attention, learning, planning, and doing things in a skilled way. Many teachers who have been confused or frustrated by perplexing behaviors or difficulties in their students begin to feel a glimpse of hope when they first hear about sensory integration concepts.
To aid teachers of students who may have sensory processing difficulties, Crestport Press (http://www.crestport.com) announces the release of a new, 16-page guide, Sensory Integration: Answers for Teachers. Written by Gina Geppert Coleman, Zoe Mailloux, and Susanne Smith Roley, all of whom are affiliated with The Pediatric Therapy Network, this guide answers the following questions:
- What is sensory integration and how does it support learning and behavior?
- What is sensory integration dysfunction and how does it affect a student’s ability to learn and pay attention?
- How are sensory integration problems assessed in a school setting?
- What can be done to help students with sensory integration concerns?
- What can teachers do to help a child with dysfunction in sensory integration?
Highlighted in the guide is a one-page checklist, “Teachers Observations of Sensory Integration Dysfunction,” teachers can reproduce and use with each of their students. Also featured is “Try This: Sensory Integration Tips for Teachers,” which provides ideas for teachers of students who have trouble staying seated; planning, initiating or sequencing a multi-step task; paying attention; developing motor skills for writing or playground activities; who seem overly sensitive to sounds, textures, heights, odors, or light within the school setting; or who seem to have difficulties in spatial organization and management of materials.
Information about Sensory Integration: Answers for Teachers is available at http://www.crestport.com/teachers.htm