Snowy Valleys School

Planning and Learning Today for Living and Working Tomorrow

Telephone02 6947 2164


Below is a list of websites and resources to support teacher, parent and carer understanding of sensory processing.


Sue Larkey Sensory Shop is an online shop that sells sensory processing aides, including stress balls.


Sensory processing tips (PDF 57KB) is a list of different resources for sensory programming.

Sensory processing manual (PDF 637KB) is a guide for teacher's that helps explain how sensory processing may impact children with autism.

Sensory Processing (PDF 81.3KB) gives an overview of how sensory processing varies for people with autism. 

Using a drawing of a student, it explains that students with autism may:

  • have trouble focusing or concentrating
  • cry and shielf their eyes from the sun and other bright lights
  • have poor fine motor skills such as hand writing and cutting
  • be overly sensitive to loud sounds such as vacuums and blenders
  • chew on everything
  • be smelling people and objects
  • have difficulty getting dressed themselves
  • sit with their legs in a 'w' position
  • put their socks on 'just so' or may never go barefoot
  • walk on their tip toes
  • have poor gross motor skills, such as running and riding a bike
  • being tickled or cuddled
  • complain about tags on clothing
  • be a picky eater and resist new foods
  • have selective hearing or listening
  • seem be unaware of normal touch or pain.