Online Introduction to Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder

Date of Next Course:  10, 11 and 18 November 2021

Location: Online training course with a maximum number of 20 participants

Course Tutor: Julia Dyer MCSP BSc (Hons),  Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner, Consultant Children’s Physiotherapist


Some people don’t behave as we expect them to – not because they won’t, but because they can’t.

Inefficient processing of sensory messages that come from their body and environment often cause this unexpected behaviour. These people may withdraw from physical contact, refuse to participate in typical classroom and playground activities, be unable to sit still in class, or respond in an unusual way to ordinary sensations such as touch, movement, sights and sounds.

Some of these people may have a medical diagnosis such as autistic spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyspraxia or developmental coordination disorder, but many people will have no such diagnosis.

"One of the best courses I've attended! I am taking away some good ideas and a whole new way of thinking about behaviour"



The aim of this popular course is to provide teachers and health professionals with an understanding of sensory processing disorder and the everyday difficulties that children and adults experience at school, home and other settings. The main focus of this course will be to give participants the tools necessary to identify and analyse sensory behaviours, and then set up simple and appropriate sensory strategies.

"I felt this course has 'opened up' my 'mind/eyes' about behaviours and how these may link to sensory processing problems."



This course is suitable for SENCOs, class teachers and staff supporting children with sensory processing problems in schools.

This course is suitable for staff working with adults in residential settings.

This course is suitable for health care professionals working with children and adults with sensory processing disorder (eg physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, school nurses, nursery nurses, psychologists).

Places are available to parents of children with sensory processing problems at a reduced rate.

"All of the content was fantastic, but I feel that day 3 of the online course was brilliant; being able to talk about an individual and analyse their behaviour. "


Outcomes of the course:

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the terms ‘sensory integration ’ and ‘sensory processing disorder’
  • Describe the functions of the main sensory systems
  • Recognise different types of behaviour arising from sensory processing disorder
  • Understand how sensory processing disorder impacts on regulation, engagement, learning and behaviour
  • Develop a practical understanding of the problems the person with sensory processing disorder encounters
  • Develop and implement strategies and programmes to assist the person in school, home and other settings

For more detailed information download the course programme

"I am going away with a repertoire of strategies to use in the classroom and a greater understanding of various behaviours."


Cost of course:

Introduction to Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory Course 1). Course for teachers and health care professionals. North west UK.£395 for a single place

£200 for a parent place


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"I will go away and recommend that the carers and teachers I work with (and parents) attend this course!"

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