Using earplugs or headphones can increase focus and comfort. Reducing sensory input can support greater Attention for all learners and can help learners with sensory sensitivity not become overwhelmed.
Watch this teacher explain the benefit of noise-canceling headphones in her classroom. Headphones can reduce noise, which can increase student Attention.
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Learn how headphones designed for specific levels of sound blocking can support learners with sensory sensitivities. This example, Califone earmuffs, has over-ear earcups and a noise reduction rating of 27 decibels, which blocks excess background noise while still allowing learners to hear when someone is speaking to them.
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