As an educator, you want all your students to feel like they belong in the classroom. When it comes to students with SMI (Severe and Multiple Impairments), you may not have the skills and strategies to ensure they feel included in the general education setting. This template from our new course, Inclusive Support for Students with Severe and Multiple Impairments (SMI) can help you start to incorporate strategies and changes to your classroom environment to accommodate all sensory processing styles.
This template can be completed using the following readings, or other helpful resources you can find on your own:
- “Classroom Accommodations for Sensory Processing Issues,” by Amanda Morin
- “Classroom Solutions for Sensory-Sensitive Students,” by Alicia Noddings, Ph.D., from the American Montessori Society
- “How to be a Sensory-Friendly Teacher,” by Sydney-Ellen Cooke
You can even find out your own sensory processing style by taking this short quiz! (note: an email entry is required to take the quiz)