Connecting With Disabilities Through Sensory Integration

Are you looking to understand how poor sensory regulation is often one of the underlying causes of behaviour in people with disabilities? Do you want to learn how to pick up on these early sensory signs so as to have a calmer family, or classroom life?

Traditional treatments often neglect the underlying causes of disruptive behaviours, and may only serve to reinforce negative feelings.  Missing the early sensory warning signs can often lead to a client not getting the right treatment strategies in place early enough.

Up to 15% of the pediatric population have problems with sensory regulation, and this number skyrockets to as much as 70% in children with disabilities.
People with disabilities are often unaware of their own sensory state, and do not know how to use strategies to help them feel regulated. Caregivers and teachers who do not understand the effect poor self-regulation can have, often end up feeling burned out.

Who Should Attend?

  • School administrators, principals, vice-principals, schoolboard officials
  • Classroom and resource teachers, daycare and preschool educators, behaviour technicians
  • OTs, SLPs, Psychologists, Social Workers, Guidance Counsellors working with children, teens or adults with disabilities
  • Parents and extended family members

Learning Outcomes - Morning

  • Discover how to use a sensory regulation approach to reveal the true causes of problem behaviours
  • Learn about the 7 senses & 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
  • Learn basic techniques to help students achieve self-regulation and create a more positive experience in school
  • Learn to analyze a case via video and pick up what sense or senses are not regulated

Learning Outcomes - Afternoon

  • Practice using all the sensory equipment by passing through different stations that target the 7 senses.
  • Learn via role plays & see how sensory tools are used and practice using them.
The use of sensory regulation strategies can help maintain a positive learning environment and allow clients, with and without disabilities to perform to the best of their abilities.

Course Duration:

½ Day & Full Day (Full Day includes Sensory Stations- Recommended for all those working directly with people with disabilities)