Introduction to Sensory Integration Difficulties

For Schools

  • Online course. Immediate access.

  • Open to all.

  • 4 hours of content using slides with voice-over, animations, videos, quizzes and many resources to download.

  • Includes Certificate of Completion and CPD Points.

  • Only £10 GBP (30 day access) or £20 GBP (90 day access)


  • Find out why sensory integration is part of everyone’s development and learning and how it is critical to help us all to participate in daily life. 
  • Consider how sensory differences can affect behaviour, learning, emotions and communication.
  • Learn about the neuroscience that supports the theory of sensory integration.
  • Consider a range of sensory strategies and environmental adaptations that can be used to facilitate engagement in school activities.


  • Be more knowledgeable about sensory systems and how they underpin daily life, development and learning. 
  • Understand how the sensory systems are affected in people with sensory integration difficulties.
  • Increase your understanding of how to use individualised support strategies with people with sensory integration difficulties.
  • Be more confident in identifying and making changes to the school environment to be able to positively support the sensory needs of people with sensory integration difficulties.

Who should complete this course?

  • This course is suitable for those wishing to increase their understanding of the potential sensory differences experienced by children and young adults. 
  • See how this may alter participation in everyday life including differences in behaviour, learning, emotion regulation, communication and social interaction.

Technology requirements

  • Stable WiFi/Broadband - This is an online course. You cannot download this course. You cannot access it without being connected to WiFi Broadband.
  • Google Chrome browser (latest version) - You will not be able to view the learning content and assessments properly whilst using other browsers.
CPD Standards


5 star rating

Excellent course

Erna O'Neil

Booked the course to confirm that I am providing a pupil with the appropriate strategies in school without access to a formal SI therapy room. The course wa...

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Booked the course to confirm that I am providing a pupil with the appropriate strategies in school without access to a formal SI therapy room. The course was a refresher and boosted my professional confidence in what I am doing with special needs children.

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What our participants say


The course made me consider pupils who are in my class that I didn't think necessarily had sensory difficulties and it made some of the behaviours they display make more sense.


Chris Evans

It's well worth 4 hours of your time as it contains practical ideas for classroom/school use.

Specialist ASD Teacher

Very informative, liked having the transcripts as I don't process audio information well at times. Don't hesitate to give it a go. An amazing piece of CPD for the price.


Relevant to all teachers and teaching assistants irrespective of their setting, very useful to learn about SI as there seems to be more and more need in this area.


The course will provide you with lots of great practical examples supported by research.


Very useful and informative, references to strategies in the classroom.


This course should be an integral part of effective classroom behaviour management.

Educational Mentor

I would recommend it as a great insight to sensory requirements of all children and your own sensory requirements.

Teaching Assistant

Definitely recommend this course. Being able to learn new strategies is a big plus for improving yourself as an educator.

Speech and Language Therapist

It is split up into manageable chunks and the information is presented in an enjoyable format.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • A note about downloadable video transcripts

    • How to engage with this course

    • Introduction to this course

  • 2

    Introduction to Sensory Integration

    • More About this Chapter

    • Sensory Integration Theory

    • 7 Senses

    • Sensory Integration

  • 3

    How Sensory Information is Processed

    • More About this Chapter

    • How Messages Travel within the Nervous System

    • How Messages Are Influenced

    • Winnie Dunn Theory

    • Chapter Summary

  • 4

    Sensory Processing and Self Regulation

    • More About this Chapter

    • Self Regulation and the Just Right State

    • What's Happening in Our Nervous System

    • Emotional Regulation and SI

    • Levels of Self-Regulation

    • Summary

  • 5

    Sensory Integration Difficulties

    • More About this Chapter

    • Introduction to Sensory Integration Difficulties

    • Modulation

    • Posture and Praxis

    • Some Praxis Activities

    • Supporting People with Dyspraxia

    • Summary

  • 6

    Sensory Strategies

    • More About this Chapter

    • Proprioception Strategies

    • Strategies to Support Self Regulation and Reactivity

    • Environmental Adjustments and Class-Wide Ideas

    • Playgrounds

    • What to Expect from a Trained SI Therapist

    • Summary

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