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An Introduction to Sensory Processing Difficulties and Sensory Circuits

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Event code SCH 20/338 
Event description Do you work with children that exhibit:
Oversensitivity or under-sensitivity to touch, taste, smell, sound or sight?
Oversensitivity or under-sensitivity to movement sensations?
Unusually high or low activity levels or behaviours that challenge?
Problems with motor coordination?

Once thought to affect only children with ASD, or mistaken for ADHD, sensory processing difficulties are now being recognised as a separate condition that can affect many different children (and adults).

This one-day workshop will include both theory and practical sessions, with opportunities to experience what it can be like to have SPD. The day will introduce you to:

• What we mean by SPD and sensory integration
• The central role of our senses and how they integrate with each other
• How differently children with SPD experience the world
• How SPD can be identified
• The use of ‘Sensory Circuits’ and ‘Sensory Diets’ as sensory and sensorimotor-based strategies
• Other ”Sense-able” solutions and resources to help children make sense of and connect with their world in order for them to cope and succeed at school, home and with friends

This workshop is suitable for SENCOs, teachers, TAs, support and advisory services.

Parents will also be invited to attend this workshop.

Lunch and refreshments are included.
Training objectives To provide an introduction to sensory processing disorder (SPD) and the challenges and significant impact it can have on children and their ability to access learning, as well as to function and cope at school, home and in their everyday lives. 
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Subject areas Teaching and Learning
Target audience
All Teaching Staff / Early Years Practitioner / Early Years Setting Manager
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MIDAS Centre, Meadowfield School , Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4NL map
Location Swale
Provider MIDAS Centre - Meadowfield School
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Number of credits 0
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Start date Monday 3 February 2020
Times 09:30-15:30
Number of sessions 1