A Sensory Processing Approach to Challenges Associated with Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavioural Disorders
The speaker will address how sensory processing difficulties affect many children, both with and without diagnoses of: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, and other developmental and neurological challenges.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn to recognize, even as non-specialists, how dysregulation in the sensory systems “plays out,” disrupting children’s work, play, fun, sleep, eating, learning and communication.
The speaker will describe how, both recognized and undetected, sensory processing difficulties in children can significantly impact social and emotional relationships, behaviour, attention and learning in the classroom, home and clinic.
Attendees will learn how to generate activities that help kids get in sync, emphasizing the use of efficient sensory inputs, organizing rhythmic input, heavy work/deep pressure, and regulating respiratory patterns with children.
Genevieve Jereb, Member of the Australia Association of Occupational Therapists