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Sensory Processing Suite

Have you heard the term "sensory processing" and wondered what it's all about and why it matters? This is the course for YOU!

Are you supporting children who are "struggling"? Maybe they are displaying aggressive behaviours, or finding it difficult to cope with change, or they bounce from one thing to another, or they are having difficulty with their motor skills.

We all have children, at various times who appear to be struggling. When we can look beyond what we see on the outside and begin to look at the sensory implications, a whole new story may begin to emerge, and our way of supporting these children will evolve too.

 

Why Sensory Processing?

This is the first course in a suite that we are putting together, developed and delivered by occupational therapist Bonnie Berry. In this first course, Bonnie introduces educators to the importance of Sensory Processing.

What will I learn from this course?

You will finish this course with an overwhelming amount of new information and knowledge regarding sensory processing and why it is so important in our work with children.

What the PEO model of Occupational Therapy is

Bonnie shares insight into the PEO (Person, Environment, Occupation) model of occupational therapy, supporting you to understand these and how they may apply in your work with children.

An understanding of concepts such as "arousal regulation"

Using detailed diagrams and support information, Bonnie unpacks some of those tricky terms, supporting educators to understand what this looks like in practice.

Simple considerations for our environment

Bonnie will prompt you to think about how your environment, and your practice within it, impacts the sensory processing and regulation of the people in it!

 

Who is this course suited for?

The course is suited to anyone working with children in long day care, preschools, family day care, OSHC and schools.

 

What is Sensory Processing?

If you've taken Bonnie's first course "Why Sensory Processing", then you will love this second course - unpacking the what sensory processing actually is!

So many educators will be familiar with the term "sensory processing' but may not be comfortable with what that actually means.

In this second course, Bonnie delves deeper into the concept and creates a better understanding for educators.

What will I learn from this course?

You will finish this course with an overwhelming amount of new information and knowledge regarding sensory processing and why it is so important in our work with children.

An understanding of the connection between sensory input and output

Bonnie shares insight into how we receive information, process it, and then- what we do with it!

Learn in more detail about "arousal regulation" and "sensory modulation"

Using detailed diagrams and support information, as well as some great reflective questions, Bonnie explores concepts such as arousal regulation and sensory modulation.

Learn about what "sensory processing disorders" may include

Gain a deeper understanding of the types of disorders which may fit under this broad heading.

 

How long will the course take?

We suggest that each course is the equivalent of 1-1.5hrs of face to face learning, however we recognize that all learners are different. There is content within the course that may take additional time.

 

The 8 Sensory Systems

If you've taken Bonnie's first two courses "Why Sensory Processing" and "What is Sensory Processing", then you will love this third course - identifying the systems which facilitate sensory processing!

In this third course, Bonnie consolidates her knowledge of the concept and identifies strategies to promote better understanding for educators.

What will I learn from this course?

You will finish this course with an overwhelming amount of new information and knowledge regarding sensory processing and why it is so important in our work with children.

An understanding of sensory integration

Bonnie shares insight into how we receive information, process it, and how this might be affected by sensory processing disorders.

Learn in more detail about "The 8 Sensory Systems"

Using detailed explanations and support visuals, as well as some great reflective questions, Bonnie explores the integration of different sensory systems.

Support sensory processing in learning environments

Gain a deeper understanding of the types of challenges in supporting children's sensory processing in learning.

 

What will I receive?

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation details with your login information.

You will have immediate access to the course, to complete in your own time. The course may include written content, images, videos, article links, ideas and inspiration.

All participants will complete a reflection/assessment which is personally responded to by one of our course facilitators before you receive your certificate.

 

Partnerships with Families

If you've taken Bonnie's first three courses in this fantastic sensory processing suite, then you will love this fourth course - Supporting educators to support families of children with disability, developmental delay, or difficulties!

In this fourth course, Bonnie discusses the links between Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention and the National Quality Framework to guide educators in developing Family Centered, culturally responsible practice.

What will I learn from this course?

You will finish this course with an overwhelming amount of new information and knowledge regarding sensory processing and why it is so important in our work with children.

An understanding of family centered practices

Bonnie shares insight into how family life plays a central role in planning intervention of their children's health and behavior.

Understand the National Quality Standard

Using detailed explanations and support visuals, Bonnie explores the parallels between best practice and the National Quality Standards.

Strength-Based Straight Talk

Gain a deeper understanding of the best ways to approach difficult conversations with families and children.