Teaching and Sensory Overload           May 25, 2020
Sometimes a student receives more sensory (seeing, touching, hearing, smelling) input than he can handle.  His brain is unable to process so much information.  He may become highly agitated or simply “spaced out” and unable to function.  If this happens, quickly reduce the stimuli.  This would be a good time to take a short break and help your student relax.

One way to reduce the amount of stimulation in the learning process is to use books that do not have color print.  Another is to make your sessions short, stay focused for short periods of 15 minutes at first and then up to 40 minutes as your student grows.