Sensory Curriculum
In the Sensory Learning Approach we believe that every autistic child deserves a unique personal pathway that helps them to achieve their potential and have the best quality of life possible.
Sensory Curriculum Areas :

Designing a sensory curriculum for individuals with autism requires a thoughtful and individualized approach, as sensory needs can vary greatly from person to person.The Sensory Curriculum is designed to concentrate learning in the five core areas:

  • My Communication
  • My Body
  • My Thinking
  • My Independence
  • Me and My Community.

This means that days at school are filled with learning opportunities that give children a chance to develop really useful skills which make a difference to their quality of life.

The unique aspects of our Sensory Curriculum?

The general principles we use to design Sensory Curriculum at Oasis school for Autism make our sensory curriculum unique and specific according to individual student’s needs.

Assessment and Sensory Profiling:
We conduct a thorough assessment of each individual’s sensory preferences and sensitivities. This involves observing their reactions to different sensory stimuli,consulting with caregivers or professionals who know them well, and using assessment tools specifically designed for sensory processing in autism.

Multisensory Approach:
We create a curriculum that engages multiple senses,visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, and proprioceptive.Each sensory experience is carefully selected and adjusted based on the individual’s preferences and sensitivities.

Structured Environment:
We establish a structured and organized environment that helps reduce sensory overload. This involves creating designated sensory spaces that are equipped with sensory tools and materials. These spaces serve as safe retreats for individuals when they feel overwhelmed.

Sensory Activities:
We develop a range of sensory activities that cater to various sensory needs.

Tactile Exploration:
Play with textured materials like sand, water, slime, or playdough.

Visual Stimulation:
Visual aids like calming lights,sand timers.

Auditory Experiences:
Introduce soothing sounds, music, or white noise. Proprioceptive Activities: Engaging in activities that provide deep pressure, like swinging, bouncing on a therapy ball, or using weighted blankets.
Olfactory Sensations: Exploring scents through aromatherapy or scented playdough.

Gradual Exposure:
For individuals who are sensitive to certain sensory stimuli, we consider a gradual exposure approach. Starting with less intense stimuli and gradually increasing the intensity as the person becomes more comfortable.

Choice and Control:
We offer choices within the curriculum to empower individuals to make decisions about the sensory experiences they want to engage in. This can help them feel more in control of their environment.

Calming Techniques:
We teach calming techniques that individuals can use when they feel overwhelmed by sensory input. Techniques include deep breathing exercises, mindfulness activities.
Collaboration and Feedback: we regularly communicate with caregivers, therapists to gather feedback on the effectiveness of the sensory curriculum.

Incorporate Interests:
We integrate the individual’s special interests into sensory activities whenever possible. This enhances engagement and motivation

Monitoring Progress:
We keep track of the individual’s progress over time. Note any changes in sensory sensitivities, preferences, and overall well-being and modify their individual plans.