Behaviour in the Classroom
Traditional methods of classroom disciple often neglect the underlying causes of disruptive behaviours, and may only serve to reinforce negative feelings toward school. This can lead to poor self-esteem and may increase the risk of a student dropping out of school later in life.
Up to 15% of the general population have problems with
sensory regulation, and this number skyrockets to as much 70% in individuals
Students are often unaware of their own sensory state, and
do not know how to use strategies to help them feel regulated. For students with disabilities, this problem
may exacerbated by communication, motor or intellectual impairment.
The use of sensory regulation strategies can
help maintain a positive learning environment and allow students, with and
without disabilities to perform to the best of their abilities.
Day 1 Learning Outcomes
- Discover how to use a sensory regulation approach to reveal the true causes of problem behaviours
- Learn about developmental milestones and how they can impact sensory regulation
- Learn what it feels like to have sensory dysregulation through an interactive experience
- Find out what to look for in a child presenting problem behaviours who is really experiencing sensory dysregulation
- Understand the 7 senses and how they contribute to sensory regulation
- Learn basic techniques to help students achieve self-regulation and create a more positive experience in school
- Discover visual communication tools that can help prevent problem behaviours
Day 2 Learning Outcomes
- Use case studies to practice a collaborative approach to navigating problem behaviours
- Learn via plays & see how visual schedules and sensory tools are used and practice using them
Who Is This For?
- Classroom and Resource teachers
- Daycare and preschool educators
- Behaviour technicians and integration aides
- Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists and Social Workers working with children and adults with disabilities
- Parents and family members