Introduction to Sensory Processing Difficulties

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NCORE, The Johnson Building, Locomotive Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE

52.9140041, -1.4572872


Alison Neal

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NCORE Training and Events

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01332 254679

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This one day course will give an introduction to sensory processing difficulties. It will provide an understanding of the sensory systems, how poor processing of sensations might affect your clients functional skills and how to start to make changes to help them.

    Course Aims

    The day will cover:

    • The 8 senses considered in sensory processing assessment.
    • How the way we process information from these underpins the way we behave and function in daily life.
    • How to recognise if a person has sensory processing difficulties.
    • Experiential tasks to understand how sensory processing difficulties may affect people.
    • Case studies to illustrate what sensory processing problems might look like.
    • Opportunities to look at commonly used sensory equipment and consider how it might benefit people.

    Learning Outcomes

    • How people with sensory processing difficulties respond differently, including over and under responses to sensations, discriminating between sensations and our ability to plan complex movements and move in a coordinated way.
    • How sensory processing differences affect our behaviour, our emotions and our ability to interact.

    Who will Benefit

    This course is suitable for therapists who have little or no prior knowledge of sensory processing, teachers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, carers. This course will not equip you to carry out a sensory assessment but will provide a basic understanding and awareness of sensory processing. This course has a paediatric focus but is also suitable for these working with adults who wish to gain a basic understanding.

      Attendance Information

      • Attendance Certificate: Yes
      • CPD Hours: 7


      • Basic Rate: £160.00

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