Date of Next Course: Tuesday 3 May 2016
Location: Oasis Room, St James’ Church, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 1HH
Course Tutor: Julia Dyer MCSP BSc (Hons), Independent Children’s Physiotherapist, Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner
Sensory processing disorder is increasingly being recognised as a significant factor for both children and adults in terms of their behaviour and ability to learn. This can be a problem not only for those who have a medical diagnosis but also for those with no named diagnosis. Sensory processing problems can lead to children and adults appearing to be disruptive, distressed or unable to focus. In order to address these children’s and adult’s particular needs, an understanding of sensory integration principles is essential in order to develop and implement appropriate strategies for the child or adult within their particular school, environment and at home. Applying appropriate strategies can make a significant difference to a person’s wellbeing, behaviour and ability to learn.
The aim of this one day course is to enable teachers and health professionals who have attended the introductory course to extend their knowledge on sensory integration and sensory processing disorder. The major focus of this course will be to give participants the understanding and skills necessary to identify and analyse sensory behaviours, and then to set up appropriate sensory strategies within home, school and other settings. There will be opportunity for participants to discuss their own clients/pupils.
"Course was excellent - went away with loads of useful/practical information and resources"
This course is suitable for people who have attended an introductory day in sensory processing disorder and would like to build upon the knowledge gained in the course ‘Introduction to Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder‘, and develop further skills in formulating practical sensory strategies.
This course is suitable for SENCOs, class teachers and staff supporting children with sensory processing problems in schools.
The course is suitable for health care professionals working with children with sensory processing disorder (eg physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, school nurses, nursery nurses, psychologists).
Outcomes of the course:
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Understand how sensory integration impacts upon learning and behaviour
- Understand the neuroscience principles behind sensory strategies
- Recognise different types of behaviour arising from sensory processing disorder
- Analyse sensory behaviours
- Develop an understanding of how to meet the child’s sensory needs within school and home environment
- Develop and implement strategies and programmes to assist the child in school and at home
For more detailed information download the Course Programme here
"Excellent, well-paced, good mixture of learning styles"
This day builds on the knowledge gained on the introductory course, ‘Introduction to Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder‘. To attend this course you must have either attended that course or provide evidence that you have attended a similar introductory day course on sensory integration or have a similar level of knowledge.
Cost of course:
£325 for a single place on both Sensory Course 1 and 2 (booked
at the same time)
"I will go away and recommend that the parents, carers and teachers I work with attend this course!"