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 […]
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
This module explains the symptoms associated with sensory processing disorder.
This module explains how sensory processing disorder may be misdiagnosed for autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
This module explains how sensory processing disorder may be influenced by our primitive responses, as well as our primitive reflexes.
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.
Find out more about the three senses that are less well-known and how incredibly important they are to our most basic functions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Multi-sensory teaching and techniques can be the first step into implementing sensory integration therapy. Learn more about it to gain a better understanding.