May 312014


In order to learn most effectively, highly sensitive children need permission to adjust the environment to their comfort level; they may need to add or remove layers of clothing, turn off lights, or be separated from distracting sounds. They may need a pen instead of a pencil (scratching sounds) or a smooth writing surface such as a white board.

The child with low sensitivity may need the tutor to help him or her notice interpersonal cues such as facial expression, body language, personal space, and even announcement or sirens. Bear in mind that a student may be highly sensitive to some things but easily miss others.  A example is the child that misses body language cues, but is badly distracted by small random sounds.

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