Sensory Processing Disorder in children- deciphering the puzzle of meltdowns, sensitivities and sensory seeking behaviors

Details
Time : 09:00 – 12:00
Length of Training : 3 Hours
Type of Training : CPD Workshop
Who should attend
HPCSA REGISTERED:
  • Anyone with an interest in working with children:
  • Psychologists, Psychometrists, Registered Counsellors, Intern Psychology students, Teachers, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Parents

OVERVIEW:
This workshop will focus on understanding the various manifestations of sensory processing disorder in children. A tool to assist with identifying children at risk for sensory-based behavioral, social and/or learning difficulties will be shared.  The idea of optimal stimulation and modulation as a way of coping with SPD diagnosed children in home, classroom and therapies will be covered. The workshop will also cover the risk of damaging a child through labeling, and how to embrace the challenges and rewards of working with a sensory-avoidant / sensory-seeking “spirited” and unique child. Suggestions for therapeutic interventions as well as at-home and at-school strategies that can assist an SPD child to regulate and reach their full potential will be discussed

 Outcomes:

This workshop was designed to provide insight into the complexity of the different manifestations of Sensory Processing Disorder. It aims to give practitioners some more insight into assessing and dealing with children with SPD. The workshop aims to give practitioners practical tips on how to advise parents whose children have SPD, and to increase awareness of the sensory-based differences that can lead to “difficult” behavior in children. It aims to assist educators and practitioners to have a different framework to identify and assist SPD children who are often misdiagnosed as ADD, ADHD or as having a behavioral, social or learning problem.

Facilitator:

Melanie Smith (Psychometrist and Reading Therapist

Disclaimer: Presenters and attendees of all CPD activities must please note that the attainment of continuing education units (CEUs) does not licence any professional to practice outside their official scope of practice. CEUs are intended to broaden the knowledge of professionals but do not constitute professional training.


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