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February

An Introduction to Sensory Processing Disorders and Sensory Integration

To provide an introduction to SPD and the challenges and significant impact it can have on children and their ability to access learning.

Workshop objectives

To provide an introduction to Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and the challenges and significant impact it can have on children and their ability to access learning, as well as to function and cope at school, home and in their everyday lives.

Workshop content

Do you work with children that exhibit:

  • Oversensitivity or under-sensitivity to touch, taste, smell, sound or sight?
  • Oversensitivity or under-sensitivity to movement sensations?
  • Unusually high or low activity levels?
  • Problems with motor coordination?

Once thought to affect only children with ASD, or mistaken for ADHD, sensory processing difficulties are now being recognised as a separate condition that can affect many different children (and adults).

This one-day workshop will include both theory and practical sessions, with opportunities to experience what it can be like to have SPD. The day will
introduce you to:

  • What we mean by SPD and Sensory Integration
  • The central role of our senses and how they integrate with each other
  • How differently children with SPD experience the world
  • How SPD can be identified
  • The use of ‘Sensory Circuits’ and ‘Sensory Diets’ as sensory and sensory motor-based strategies
  • Other ”Sensory” solutions and resources to help children make sense of and connect with their world in order for them to cope and succeed at school, home and with friends

Target Audience

This workshop is suitable for SENCOs, teachers, TAs, support or advisory services; and parents.

Lunch and refreshments are included.

View the workshop leaflet here (PDF, 338.0 KB)


How to book

Contact Midas on 01795 477788 - option 5, or email midas@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk.

Starts

9:30am

Ends

3:30pm


Venue

Midas


Address

Meadowfield School, Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4NL

Cost

£80 per delegate


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