Common Sensory Processing Difficulties
According to a survey from parents of children attending a specialist school in Cumbria, here are the top 4:
Distress with Self Care
Hair washing, nail cutting, face wiping, hair cutting, tooth brushing (to name just a few) are common difficulties that children with sensory processing problems experience. They often quite literally become a battleground between parent and child.
These self-care difficulties are often related to the child being over responsive (much more sensitive) to tactile input. The child may experience the touch sensation as being uncomfortable or even painful.
Find out more on this course Introduction to Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder
17 and 18 October 2018 at The Space Centre, Preston
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Understanding Your Child’s Sensory Signals is a very useful handbook containing over 210 common sensory problems. The sensory explanation and then ideas to help are given for each problem. A book you can dip in and out of as needed.
Social Story Creator and Library is a free app available from the Apple App Store.
This is a great app that lets you make your own social stories importing photos of your child. You can share and also print the stories.
There is a programme of courses arranged for the Autumn Term. All courses are now held at The Space Centre, Preston and are open to teachers, professionals and parents. Applications are now open and places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Please apply early to avoid disappointment. All courses are limited to a maximum of 30 participants.
All courses are also available as INSET or in house training, please contact us for further details and prices.
Introduction to Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder
17 and 18 October 2018
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, or respond in an unusual way to ordinary sensations such as touch, movement, sights and sounds.
This popular two day course will provide participants 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. There will be a practical session in the large sensory room at SPACE on Day 2.
Making SENSE of Behaviour
14 and 15 November 2018
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”? or is it more complex than this?
For example, how do we make sense of:
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. There will be a practical session in the large sensory room at SPACE on Day 2.
This course provides an extension to the knowledge gained on the course ‘Introduction to Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder’.