Sensory Processing and Support
From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
Children and young people on the autism spectrum often experience sensory processing difficulties that may vary in range of intensity and can have a significant impact on learning.
They can have unusual responses to sensory experiences and may be hypo-sensitive (sensory seeking) in certain areas whilst being hyper-sensitive (sensory avoiding) in others. There are strategies that can be put in place to assist the student's readiness for learning. Each student on the autism spectrum has a unique sensory profile which can fluctuate from day to day.