Mental Health, Sensory Processing and Challenging Behaviour

About the workshop: Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are presenting with dual diagnosis of both a developmental disability with accompanying mental health challenges. Sorting through these overlapping complexities with diverse behavioural outcomes is often a dilemma for the many professionals serving this population. What drives behaviour? Is it a sensory processing challenge? Is it neurobiology? Is it emotional/behavioural? Is it cognitive impairment? Join this one day workshop developing your “detective skills” evaluating these merging influences. Discover the addition of sensory processing intervention to your mental health toolbox. This workshop is designed for a broad audience of clinicians, psychologists, therapists, social workers, psychiatrists and special educators.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to neurobiology of challenging behaviour
  • Sensory, emotional, and cognitive components of behaviour
  • Analyzing various overlapping contributions to behaviour problems
  • Introduction to attachment theory and its overlap with neurological disability

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