This section can be used by schools and parents for ideas on how to support children in the classroom. The approaches suggested in our help sheets can be used as a whole class, small group or individual approach. We would encourage you to keep a diary or complete our ‘Detective’ activity sheet to keep a record of what you have used and the impact it had on the group/ individual you are working with.
You can also access a recording of our webinar ‘Occupational Therapy in the classroom’ at the top of this page.
If your query is around sensory processing then please go to the ‘Understanding Sensory Processing’ page.
Developing skills for participating in school life
Regulation throughout the school day
- Ear defenders (video)
- Flexible seating
- Getting to and from school
- Heavy work activities
- Heavy work advice
- Heavy work (video)
- Making adjustments to school uniform
- Meltdowns and shutdowns
- Movement breaks
- Peanut ball (video)
- Quiet time
- Sensory equipment
- Signposting to other services
- The coke bottle effect
- Therabands (video)
- Wobble cushion (video)