Classrooms are rife with stimulation. In the classroom, it is no different as children are needing to filter important information from our 7 senses in order to focus on learning, regulate emotions to maintain a calm and alert state and behave appropriately to be an appreciated part of the classroom team.
Children who have difficulty with sensory modulation over or under respond to sensory input and have difficulty self-regulating. A child will experience great difficulty adjusting to or regulating responses to sensory inputs.
A sensory avoider over responds to sensations from one or more sensory systems. Some sensory avoiders are passive and try to get away from objects or activities that are frightening to them. Other sensory avoiders may become aggressive or forceful in their responses to sensations. Tactile defensiveness is a commonly identified as sensory avoiding.