Sensory Processing, Autism and Identity

Live webinar on 13 April 2022

  • This webinar is open to all with an interest in the topic. A basic understanding of sensory integration is recommended to complete this course. (You may be interested in our Introduction to Sensory Integration course.)

  • Date: 9.30am to 11.30am 13 April 2022

  • As an autistic individual and Occupational Therapist Rachael will provide personal and professional experience alongside the latest research that addresses sensory processing differences, autism and the development of self-identity.

  • Ideal for those with an interest in children, adolescents. adults and older adults.

  • Includes Certificate of Completion

  • Fee: £29 Including access to recording of webinar (available for 30 days only)

Overview

As an autistic individual and Occupational Therapist Rachael will provide personal and professional experience alongside the latest research that addresses sensory processing differences, autism and the development of self-identity. 

This webinar will explore how sensory processing differences can impact the development of self-identity across the lifespan. It will consider formation from the  foundations of developing a concept of self to forming and developing self and collective identities. The webinar will explore implications for mental health and resilience.


Objectives:

  • Understand how sensory processing differences can impact on self-identity.
  • Explore how validation of sensory experiences can impact self-identity.
  • Explore the links between interoceptive processing and identity.
  • Develop strategies to support positive self-identification for autistic individuals.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to explain how: Proprioception, Interoception and Sensory Sensitivities impact on self-identity.
  • Be able to explain the strengths and challenges of sensory processing differences and autism in relation to formation of positive self-identity.
  • Understand how to support autistic individuals to develop a positive self-identity.

Lecturer

BSc, PGCE with QTS, PGCert Sensory Integration, MSc Occupational Therapy

Rachael Thompson

Rachael is Head of Therapy at Cairn Education (www.cairneducation.co.uk) which is an alternative education provision in the UK that specialises in supporting young autistic individuals. Rachael has worked at independent specialist colleges for over 10 years in roles including Tutor, Occupational Therapist, Head of Education and Vice Principal.

Rachael is autistic and as part of her wider work regularly hosts webinars and workshops on autism and sensory processing. Rachael utilises both professional and personal insight to explore and explain the impact of sensory processing differences on physical and mental health, relationships and emotional regulation.

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Sensory Processing, Autism and Identity

Live webinar 9.30am to 11.30am 13 April 2022 (UK Time)

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