Sensory Difficulties Checklist

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Welcome to the Sensory Difficulties Checklist

Identifying sensory difficulties in emotionally dysregulated children is a crucial step toward providing effective support and interventions. Sensory challenges often play a significant role in triggering emotional dysregulation, and understanding these difficulties can be a game-changer in helping these children thrive.

When sensory difficulties are recognised:

  1. Tailored Interventions: Identifying specific sensory triggers allows for the development of targeted interventions. By understanding whether a child is hypersensitive (overreacting to sensory stimuli) or hyposensitive (underreacting), interventions can be tailored to meet their unique needs.
  2. Emotion Regulation: Sensory difficulties can lead to heightened stress and anxiety, making it challenging for children to regulate their emotions. By addressing sensory triggers, caregivers and educators can help children better manage their emotional responses and reduce meltdowns.
  3. Improved Environment: Awareness of sensory sensitivities enables adjustments in the child’s environment. Simple modifications, such as providing sensory-friendly tools or creating a calming sensory space, can make a significant difference in the child’s comfort and emotional well-being. Natural hessian based colours are fantastic for this.
  4. Enhanced Communication: Identifying sensory difficulties enhances communication between caregivers, educators, and the child. It allows for open discussions about sensory challenges, helping children express their needs and feelings more effectively.
  5. Empowerment: When children and their support network understand their sensory profiles, it empowers them to develop coping strategies and self-regulation techniques. This knowledge equips them with valuable skills for navigating the sensory-rich world around them.

Resource you might find useful:  The Sensory Diet Pack

Evidenced-Based Research:

  • “The impact of parent knowledge of sensory processing on children’s outcomes: A systematic review” (2022) by Brown, Lane, Mailloux, et al. This study reviewed 14 studies that investigated the impact of parent knowledge of sensory processing on children’s outcomes. The results showed that parent knowledge of sensory processing was associated with positive outcomes for children, such as improved behavior, social skills, and academic achievement.

Resource Date: September 2023





  • To identify sensory processing difficulties
  • To identify if the emotional overwhelm is an unmet sensory need
  • To identify which sensory needs are dysregulated

Pack Details

In the Pack:

  • A checklist for proprioception difficulties
  • A checklist for Interoception difficulties
  • A checklist for vestibular difficulties
  • A checklist for auditory difficulties
  • A checklist for smell/taste difficulties
  • A checklist for tactile difficulties
  • A checklist for visual difficulties

Number of Pages: 5

Font:  Arial

Format: PDF


2 reviews for Sensory Difficulties Checklist

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Using a part of a personal health plan, good pointers on areas that need addressing.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This sensory checklist is a valuable tool for anyone looking to improve their sensory awareness of the child they are supporting.

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