This hands-on workshop is designed to assist teachers and professionals involved in the educational field learn to support children with behavioral challenges and learning problems. The sensory processing approach assists professionals in “looking beyond the behavior” and into the nervous system. It helps with understanding how the child’s behavior is a manner of coping. Strategies in adapting the environment, altering interaction and providing appropriate supports for children who have difficulty with processing sensory information will be provided. Many children with different diagnoses experience challenges in the manner in which they process sensory information (for example, learning disabilities, developmental coordination disorder, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and emotional disorders).
This workshop is designed to assist in problem solving behaviors and learning based on observations that look beyond the label.
This workshop includes a practical session that provides teachers with the opportunity to design optimum environments and practice putting sensory strategies into action. This workshop will also deepen a teacher’s analysis and problem solving skills in the classroom. Case study analysis and group problem solving will be the format for the workshop.
- The learner will develop a greater degree of understanding of behavioural analysis from an attachment and sensory processing perspective.
- The learner will develop a preliminary understanding of intervention planning based upon attachment and sensory processing perspec- tive within the classroom setting.
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