Debra Lambrecht, Founder, Caulbridge Education | October 22, 2017
Is your child easily overwhelmed by the environment;
sensitive to loud noises or scratchy surfaces?Is your child is having difficulty saying goodbye at school, or with small motor activities like holding a pencil? Does your child fall a lot or play too rough with other children? These varied behaviors may be indicators of sensory delays.
Children are physical beings and use all their senses to learn. Sensory processing and learning disorders are on the rise, with a recent study suggesting that one-in-five children experience sensory challenges sufficient to disrupt their academic, social and/or emotional development. Teachers in the classroom will tell you those numbers are higher!
Learning is a natural process when you integrate nature, arts, movement, friendship and academics. Time in nature, developmental movement throughout the school day and artistic activities can work to regulate the nervous system and integrate a child’s senses. Speak with your child’s teacher if you have questions about their sensory development.
At Caulbridge School, we understand children learn best with structure, warmth and encouragement. Children do not learn when they feel disengaged, anxious and unsafe, or when the classroom environment is overrun with distraction. Caulbridge School works to balance a child’s sensory-motor, social-emotional and academic development. This balance is fundamental to a child’s successful school experience.
Learn more about how your child’s sensory development effects learning in this free Parent Series.