Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

Impact of sensory processing capacity building activities on motivation and academic achievement of elementary schools students

Bushra Bibi , Dr. Saddaf Ayub , Dr.Noman Aftab , Dr Andleeb Akhtar
Motivation, academic achievement,Sensory processing, highly sensitive person scale (HSP), Olfactory, auditory, visual ,


Sensory processing is the ability to take in, organize, and make sense of the sensory information received by the brain from the sensory systems and respond appropriately. It is the foundation for skill development. The research was carried out in Haripur city, KPK Pakistan at the elementary level to investigate the impact of sensory processing capacity building on motivation and academic achievement of elementary schools. For the study Qusai experimental research design was used. Hundred students having age between 6 to 10 years old from 4th and 5th grades were selected from elementary school of Haripur. Purposive sampling technique through High Sensitive Person (HSP-12) was used to select experimental and control group. Pretest was taken from both groups. Activities with different treatment was given to experiment group and then post-test was taken from both groups.Standard Motivational Scale was used to assess the motivational level of learners. Academic achievement was assessed using class room teacher test. The major results showed that sensory processing activities have negative effect on motivation as well as on academic achievement. The results revealed that three types of sensory processing activities including olfactory, auditory and visual lower the academic achievement of students. The teachers may use different project to explore and then decrease the impact of sensitivity on learners.