Sensory and Physical needs

This area focuses on how your child reacts to and experiences the world around them – the things they can see, touch, hear and smell or the types of activities that they can access.

These are physical and sensory challenges (for example, over or under sensitive senses such as hearing) that could make it more difficult for your child to learn in a busy school environment.

This might include:

  • difficulties with hearing or sight or a multi-sensory impairment
  • sensory triggers or processing difficulties
  • any physical disability
  • difficulties with fine motor skills, for example picking up small items between the thumb and fingers or holding a pencil to write
  • difficulties with gross motor skills such as running, jumping and whole-body co-ordination.