Sensory Issues in the Classroom


Children with attachment issues often live in a high state of stress and anxiety. In our ever increasing sensory world, our bodies respond to experiences through our ability to self-regulate our reactions to our environment. Children with heightened stress may become overloaded through their inability to filter out unnecessary sensory input. This will affect their learning and behaviour in school.
Children and young people often display considerable difficulties in terms of managing their sensory world both in learning and social contexts.

"Sensory Integration is the ability of the brain to organise information received from the senses so an appropriate response is made" (Rae, 2016)

It is vital for practitioners to be aware of sensory differences as it impacts upon learning, social communication skills, memory and the wellbeing of children and young people.

Brief overview of the course

This half-day course highlights sensory integration, provides delegates with hands-on, practical exercises to explore how a child with sensory issues may feel when encountering everyday life and experiences in school. 

  • Staff will develop skills to support children to improve their capacity to pay attention, memorise, self-manage and understand themselves.
  • Staff will be given opportunities to practise the activities from 60 Sensory Minutes by Dr Tina Rae

Target audience

This course is of particular relevance to nurture support staff, teachers, support staff, care staff and practitioners working with children and young people who want to develop an understanding of the importance of sensory based interventions.

Delegate resource pack with include:

  • A copy of 60 Sensory  Minutes by Dr Tina Rae (value £60)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Six principles of nurture groups poster

Rae, T. (2016) 60 Sensory Minutes: Developing Sensory Skills in the Nurture Group. London: nurtureuk

Training courses can be booked now at the half-day consultancy rate of £300 (+VAT), which enables up to 20 people to attend. This rate does not include any materials. Please note training is held in-house exclusively.