Early Years: Touch (tactile) differences

Strategies to support children and young people with tactile differences.

Strategies and approaches

  • Staff recognise the positive impact that recognising and planning for children’s sensory differences and needs have on children’s learning and emotional well-being.
  • Consider the proximity of others perhaps consider use of a carpet tile at group.
  • Allow the child to be at the front or the back of a line. if helpful.
  • Approach the child within their visual field..
  • Consider the challenges that a child may face with different floor surfaces; they may find it challenging to sit on the carpet.
  • Ensure there are opportunities for the child to engage in sensory play e.g. sand, water, oats, gloop.