Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs) and Behaviour
Some children (with and without other special needs) “have problems developing the ability to process information received through their senses. They might have problems interpreting sights, sounds, and sensations of touch and movement. They might become unusually upset by bright lights or loud noises or by being touched or moved unexpectedly. They might also have problems controlling, orchestrating and using their muscles effectively. These difficulties can result in behaviours that confuse, frustrate and anger parents and teachers.
Nathalie Mabon, Occupational Therapist OT Reg. (Ont.) will provide background on SPDs often associated with autism, developmental disabilities and other diagnoses; the latest evidence-based strategies to help children (and adults who support them) cope with sensory issues in order to prevent sensory overload leading to the fight, flight or freeze response as well as strategies to help students recover when they do become overwhelmed.
Become a sensory detective and learn how to read your child and provide the right support. The presentation will include:
· an introduction to all 7 sensory systems and their function
· an explanation of sensory modulation with regards to the sensory systems
· a discussion of sensory triggers (what causes a behaviour to occur) and "grounders" (calming techniques) and how to use them
· the impact of sensory modulation challenges on behaviour
· strategies, strategies, strategies....
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Notre Dame High School School, 710 Broadview Avenue