Traditional methods of classroom disciple often neglect the underlying causes of disruptive behaviours, and may only serve to reinforce negative feelings toward school. This can lead to poor self-esteem and may increase the risk of a student dropping out of school later in life.
Up to 15% of the general population have problems with
sensory regulation, and this number skyrockets to as much 70% in individuals
Students are often unaware of their own sensory state, and
do not know how to use strategies to help them feel regulated. For students with disabilities, this problem
may exacerbated by communication, motor or intellectual impairment.
The use of sensory regulation strategies can
help maintain a positive learning environment and allow students, with and
without disabilities to perform to the best of their abilities.