Introduction to Sensory Processing Difficulties
1st July 2021
Course delivered online.
Trainer: Alison Neal
This half day course will give an introduction to sensory processing difficulties. It will provide an understanding of the sensory systems, how poor processing might affect your clients and how to start to make changes to help them.
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.
- A brief explanation of the neuroscience behind sensory processing theory and interventions.
- Sub-types of sensory processing difficulties.
- Discussion on the range of interventions that can be offered and the difference between sensory strategies, sensory diets and sensory integration therapy.
- How to implement simple sensory strategies at home and school.
- Case studies to illustrate what sensory processing problems might look like.
- What a sensory assessment would look like and the training required to be able to carry this out.
- 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.
- How to use simple strategies and adapt the environment to help your clients manage their sensory processing needs.
Additional Information: This course is suitable for therapists, teachers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, carers. It’s aimed at an introductory level and is not suitable for those who already have some level of training on this subject. This course will not equip you to carry out a sensory assessment but will provide an 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.
CPD Certificate of Attendance awarded: 5.25 hours
Limited funded places may be available for AHP’s & Nurses working for the NHS within the East Midlands.