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Touch (tactile) differences

Strategies and approches

  • Staff recognise the positive impact that recognising and planning for children’s sensory differences and needs have on children’s learning and emotional well-being.
  • Consider the proximity of others perhaps consider use of a carpet tile at group.
  • Allow the child to be at the front or the back of a line, if helpful.
  • Approach the child within their visual field..
  • Consider the challenges that a child may face with different floor surfaces; they may find it challenging to sit on the carpet.
  • Ensure there are opportunities for the child / young person to engage in sensory opportunities to meet their tactile needs.

Last updated 3 November 2021

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