Sensory considerations

Many students, including students on autism spectrum, have specific sensory considerations and needs that teachers need to consider to create positive learning environments. Supporting these needs can make learning environments that are more accessible for more learners, with better acoustics to enable clear communication between students and teachers.

Teacher speaks to a classroom of students
Preschool – Year 12
Students spend an estimated 45%–60% of their school day listening to their teacher and classmates. If students are to succeed in the classroom, they must be able to hear what has... Read more
Students working at a desk, with one holding a ball
Middle years
Students on the autism spectrum often have specific sensory needs that, when unmet, can lead to inattentiveness, meltdowns, and inappropriate behaviour.  Making adjustments to ac... Read more
Dr Trevor Clark
Child raises hand in classroom
Preschool – Year 12
Students spend an estimated 45%–60% of their school day listening to their teacher and classmates. If students are to succeed in the classroom, they must be able to hear what has... Read more
Dr Wayne Wilson