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Teaching Young Children with Sensory Disorders - Chapter Summary
If you're interested in tips and strategies for teaching young children with sensory disorders, you've reached the right place! This chapter examines various types of sensory disorders and discusses ways to adapt your classroom and instruction to accommodate students facing this challenge. Lessons cover topics that include the following:
- Definition, treatment and symptoms of sensory integration disorder
- Symptoms and treatment of sensory dysfunction disorder
- Sensory processing disorder symptoms and treatment
- How to adapt instruction to address learners with sensory challenges
- Ways to adapt the classroom environment for students with sensory disorders
Use the lessons and teacher resources in this chapter to develop quality lesson plans for your young students with sensory disorders. Assess your understanding of these lessons by taking short quizzes.
How It Helps
- Offers definitions: Lessons ensure you know the definitions, symptoms and treatment options of three main sensory disorders.
- Provides guidance: This chapter guides you through the steps of adapting your instruction and classroom environment to the needs of your students with sensory challenges.
- Improves student outcomes: As you learn more about sensory disorders and make adjustments to your classroom, you'll be able to create a positive classroom environment that helps your students excel.
After reviewing the lessons in this chapter, you will be able to:
- Discuss the meaning, symptoms and treatment for sensory integration disorder
- Describe the symptoms of sensory dysfunction disorder and how it is treated
- Explain the symptoms and treatment for sensory processing disorder
- Make instructional adaptations for your learners with sensory challenges
- Adjust your classroom environment for your students with sensory disorders
1. What Is Sensory Integration Disorder in Children? - Treatment, Symptoms & Definition
It is estimated that the lives of 1 in 20 children are affected daily by sensory integration disorder. Learn more about sensory integration disorder, its symptoms, how it is treated, and more.
2. Sensory Dysfunction Disorder in Children: Symptoms, Treatment & Definition
This lesson provides information on Sensory Dysfunction Disorder that will help you better understand how this dysfunction can be identified and treated.
3. Sensory Processing Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment
The goal of this lesson is to explore Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in all ages of individuals, by defining the disorder, and discussing some of the more common symptoms and treatment options.
4. Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges
In this lesson, we will discuss the general characteristics of children with sensory dysfunction and how teachers can adapt the classroom environment to accommodate these students.
5. Adapting the Classroom Environment for Students with Sensory Disorders
Our world is constantly filled with noise, visual stimulation, smells, tastes, motion, and touch. When students cannot effectively process these sensations, it may be necessary to make adjustments to their classroom environment.
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Other chapters within the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education course
- Basics of Early Childhood Special Education
- Developing Individual Intervention Plans for Young Children
- Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education
- Planning Instruction for Early Childhood Special Education
- Early Childhood Special Education Learning Environments
- Students with Individual Disabilities, Disorders & Impairments
- Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Teaching Young Children with Language Delays & Disorders
- Supporting Literacy for Young Children with Special Needs
- The Early Childhood Special Education Professional
- Physical Development & Activities in Early Childhood
- Understanding Childhood Development & Care