Gerald Maidens


Target group
Teachers, classroom facilitators, school-based therapists, education support staff.



  • Unpack the increase of stress within modern day classrooms
  • Understand the two key areas of stress in the classroom: sensory overload in the classroom and stress symptoms in learners
  • Practical tips and tools on how to make classrooms more sensory friendly and alleviate distractions
  • Sensory strategies to help children be more focused and increase the rate and ease of learning



  • Stress levels within the modern-day classroom – what is happening?
  • The senses, the brain and stress
  • Sensory overload and stress and how stress hijacks the learningbrain
  • The stress robot – how we go from green to red and what to do
  • Identify fight/fright/flight responses in children, even if they are hidden
  • What is the difference between a tantrum and meltdown and how to deal with each
  • How to alert and calm the brain – which senses to use
  • Quiet spaces for the classroom – how and why they are important
  • A sensory audit for the classroom – a checklist to determine the level of overload
  • Seating for success – how to seat children for best learning
  • Classroom strategies in more detail
    • How we help children to self-regulate
    • How we adapt the classroom to reduce distractions and enhance learning

Please contact events@sensoryintelligence.co.za should you wish to book an internal workshop for your school only.



Date(s) - Saturday, June 2, 2018

11:30 am - 2:30 pm


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