Understanding Sensory Processing

Don’t need the CPD points? Click here to do this course at reduced price! Sensory Processing is at its core, information processing. We use our senses to make informed decisions about our surroundings and how we should react to them. If one of our senses overreacts, or underreacts, it will greatly affect how we behave […]

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Sensory Processing is at its core, information processing. We use our senses to make informed decisions about our surroundings and how we should react to them. If one of our senses overreacts, or underreacts, it will greatly affect how we behave in our environments. Sensory Processing is one of our MOST fundamental aspects. So, we need to look after it well, and understand what it is, and what to do if one (or more) of our senses are not entirely functioning in a “normal” way. This course is mainly aimed at teachers and parents, as topics include what the symptoms are at home and in the classroom when a sense is over- or under reactive, and what to do in these situations. This course does have international accreditation and you will receive 50CPD points for completing it, therefor it is open for all professions as well.   Come and learn how Sensory Processing affects various aspects of ourselves, from balance to eating to potty training to interest in our environment. Also learn about the similarities between Sensory Processing and Autism, and Sensory Processing and ADHD.

Module 1: History of sensory processing disorder

In this module you will learn a brief history of sensory processing disorder. Find out who diagnosed it first, what is was described as, and how to this day, we still use the same therapies.

Module 1 test
10 questions
Module 2: SPD and the medical profession

This module explains why you cannot obtain a standalone diagnosis for sensory processing disorder. Find out what the DSM-5 is, what an ICD 10 is, and how to help your child when a diagnosis of sensory processing disorder is suspected. 

Module 2 test
10 questions
Module 3: What is sensory processing?

This module explains what sensory processing disorder and the central nervous system have to do with each other. Learn about the different types of responses, the difference between sensory avoiding and sensory seeking behaviour. Find out why it is so incredibly important for early intervention.

Module 3 test
10 questions
Module 4: Common SPD symptoms

This module explains the symptoms associated with sensory processing disorder. 

Module 4 test
10 questions
Module 5: Co-morbidities and why it is frequently misdiagnosed

This module explains how sensory processing disorder may be misdiagnosed for autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 

Module 5 test
11 questions
Module 6: SPD and reflexes

This module explains how sensory processing disorder may be influenced by our primitive responses, as well as our primitive reflexes. 

Module 6 test
10 questions
Module 7: Our eight senses (the first 5)

This module goes into detail of our five most well-known senses, what symptoms could be in the classroom if something is awry, as well as accommodations that could be made for students.

Module 7 test
10 questions
Module 8: Proprioception, vestibular, interoception

Find out more about the three senses that are less well-known and how incredibly important they are to our most basic functions. 

Module 8 test
10 questions
Module 9: SPD and hehaviour

Since behaviour is the first consequence of sensory processing disorder that we see, it is important to know the difference between neurotypical behaviour, and behaviour that stems from sensory processing disorder. 

Module 9 test
10 questions
Module 10: Meltdowns

Meltdowns are part of sensory processing disorder so it is important to know and understand why they happen, and what could be done to help someone who has them. 

Module 10 test
10 questions
Module 11: Parents and SPD

Sensory processing disorder affects parents in different ways, and on different levels. Understand the problems that children and parents face when a child develops food issues when they have sensory processing disorder. 

Module 11 test
10 questions
Module 12: Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy plays an integral role in the identification as well as the treatment of sensory processing disorder. Learn how people in this profession can help a child with this diagnosis.

Module 12 test
10 questions
Module 13: Common issues

There are common issues regarding sensory processing disorder that can make life a bit harder. Learn what they are and how to help someone that finds these situations stressful.

Module 13 test
10 questions
Module 14: SPD and the home

Sensory processing disorder can affect home-life, and the home may in turn affect someone with sensory processing disorder. Learn how to make home a more peaceful place for someone with a diagnosis of sensory processing disorder.  

Module 14 test
10 questions
Module 15: Sensory tools for the home

There are many tools at the disposal of parents or caretakers that help someone with the diagnosis of sensory processing at home.  Learn about all these methods, as well as practical information on what to do. 

Module 15 test
10 questions
Module 16: How parents can help at school

Sensory processing disorder can be at its most visible during school hours. Learn how you can help your child with a diagnosis of sensory processing disorder, as well as how you as a teacher can help the child in your class with this diagnosis. 

Module 16 test
11 questions
Module 17: Multi-sensory teaching and techniques

Multi-sensory teaching and techniques can be the first step into implementing sensory integration therapy. Learn more about it to gain a better understanding. 

Module 17 test
11 questions
No. There are online multiple choice tests after every module
Yes, you will! You will receive your certificate stating your CDP points when you are done.
You may send any questions you have to info@helpmychildcpd.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you may also join the Help My Child Study Group or like the Facebook page, and ask your questions there.
There is no time limit, it is entirely up to you. We know life is busy and can be hectic, our aim is to help, not to make you feel as if you have another burden.
No there aren’t. All the material for course is online and you go through it by yourself. All the material will be available for you to view, even after you have completed the course.
You will have to send in your own results once we have sent your certificate stating the amount of CPD points you received
Yes, it is. The course has international accreditation from a company in the United Kingdom, called The CPD Standards Office. https://directory.cpdstandards.com/providers/help-my-child/

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