** This event is being presented thanks to a generous grant from the TJ Maxx Foundation.
No CEs will be provided for attending. **
All behavior has meaning! The theory of sensory integration provides an alternative lens through which to observe behavior, develop new ways of interpreting behavior as well as to develop caregiving strategies that will address and differentiate for the unique sensory needs of each child. In this webinar we will learn about the “lesser known” senses of vestibular and proprioception, the interrelated components of sensory processing and the concepts of sensory modulation and sensory threshold. Time will be spent discussing the possible meanings of specific behaviors that are confusing and challenging. Addtionally, ways to help the children who demonstrate these behaviors will be provided. The importance of cue reading will be examined as a window into understanding each child’s unique neurological makeup. We will conclude with an interactive discussion of the practical ways in which this information can be utilized to modify, adapt and enhance environments (which includes interpersonal relationships) as well as parenting strategies in the service of fostering optimal relationships, behavior and learning.
By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
-Name and identify 8 sensory systems
-Explain the contributions the vestibular and proprioceptive systems make on overall development
-Identify and describe the five interrelated components of sensory processing
-Describe the concept of neurological threshold
-Behaviorally define the four basic types of sensory thresholds and related self regulating profiles
-Understand the role of the occupational therapist when working with young children
-Begin to develop and apply sensory processing strategies in their work and caregiving