Date of Next Course: TBA November 2019
Location: The SPACE Centre, Preston PR2 2TH
Course Tutor: Julia Dyer MCSP BSc (Hons), Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner, Consultant Children’s Physiotherapist
How do we make sense of some of the difficult behaviours we see in children and adults that we work with? Is it just behaviour? Is all behaviour “communication”? Is all behaviour sensory? Or is it more complex than this?
For example, how do we make sense of:
- A child who appears to be consistently defiant and manipulative
- A young person who head bangs without any apparent trigger
- A child who never sits still, seems to be constantly distracted and unable to concentrate
Understanding why individuals behave in the way that they do, and how it may be linked to sensory processing difficulties, is fundamental to developing appropriate and effective strategies and interventions that will lead to effective change.
The aim of this two day advanced course is to provide teachers and health professionals with a structured framework to develop an understanding of an individual’s behaviour, drawing on ideas from a variety of approaches to develop an individualised formulation. This will inform a clear intervention involving developing and implementing appropriate and effective strategies and programmes to assist the individual in school, home and other settings. Understanding and integrating sensory integration theory into the formulation and intervention will form a key part of the course. This course provides an extension to the knowledge gained on the course ‘Introduction to Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder‘.
"Your knowledge is exceptional. You are so easy to listen to and your real life examples are useful to illustrate your points"
It is recommended that participants have either attended ‘Introduction to Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder’ or have a working understanding of sensory processing difficulties.
This course is suitable for SENCOs, class teachers and higher level teaching assistants.
This course is suitable for health care professionals working with children and adults (eg physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, school nurses, nursery nurses, psychologists).
This course is suitable for staff working within social care and residential settings.
"Given lots of practical ideas in order to think more closely at why behaviours are present"
Outcomes of the course:
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Understand the range of biopsychosocial factors that can influence behaviour
- Provide an objective and measurable definition of the problem
- Recognise the impact of vulnerability factors such as neurological development, attachment, and early trauma
- Understand how sensory processing difficulties impact on behaviour
- Develop a clear integrated understanding as to the aims of an individual’s behaviour
- Produce a clear structured formulation for the individual
- Develop and implement appropriate and effective strategies and programmes to assist the individual in school, home and other settings
For more information download the course programme
Cost of course:
(includes lunch, refreshments and comprehensive course file)
£360 for a single place
"Practical and applicable for schools and for other practitioners"