The Classroom Sensory Environment Assessment as an Educational Tool for Teachers
The Classroom Sensory Environment Assessment (CSEA) is a tool that provides a format for examining the sensory environment of a classroom and considering its impact on student behavior and performance. The purpose of the CSEA is to promote awareness of classroom sensory experiences for general elementary education teachers and to aide collaboration between occupational therapists and teachers. This qualitative study investigated the perceived usefulness of the CSEA for general educators and preservice teachers. The resultant themes included “the process led to greater awareness,” “driven to distraction,” and “the sights and sounds of a classroom.” The results support the potential use of the CSEA as a method of generating greater understanding for teachers regarding sensory processing and the sensory experiences present in their classrooms.
Miller-Kuhaneck, H. & Kelleher, J.P. (2018). The Classroom Sensory Environment Assessment as an educational tool for teachers. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 11(2), 161-171. doi: 10.1080/19411243.2018.1432442
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