Understanding Sensory Processing and Integration In Children

A guide for parents and carers

  • Online course. Immediate access.

  • Open to all. Designed for Parents and Carers.

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

  • Includes Certificate of Completion and CPD Points.

  • Only £5 GBP. 30 day access.

Overview

Welcome to this short course which we have put together specifically to support parents and carers. In this course we aim to:

  • Help you better understand the senses and how we process information from our senses
  • Introduce you to what sensory issues can look like in a child’s behaviour and engagement, and
  • Give you some ideas on how to support your child’s sensory needs at home


Objectives

  • In this course, we will start with an explanation of the different senses. You will probably know about the 5 senses, touch, hearing, taste, smell and seeing. 
  • We will tell you about these senses and two more that inform our brain about movement. We will then look at different sensory integration difficulties. 
  • There are different types of difficulties that people present with as a result of inadequate sensory processing.
  • We will explain what these are and the types of day to day difficulties that people may experience because of these sensory processing and integration difficulties. 
  • We will then look at strategies that you can use at home, these strategies are suggestions of activities and adaptations that you can try at home. 
  • Please note that these strategies cannot replace the advice from a therapist that has assessed your child.


Who should complete this course?

This course is suitable for parents and carers.  It is open to all.


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.
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Reviews

5 star rating

Very useful

Sophie Leslie

I liked how this course helped me to understand the reasons behind children's reactions and behaviours, while making it clear not to use this to try to diagn...

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I liked how this course helped me to understand the reasons behind children's reactions and behaviours, while making it clear not to use this to try to diagnose! It was also very useful to have practical applications in the form of 'safe strategies' that can be used in everyday life and not just by trained therapists.

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5 star rating

Very enjoyable informative course

Annette Cini

Very enjoyable informative course

Very enjoyable informative course

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5 star rating

Clear, concise, relevant and helpful

Toni Buchan

Long but the content feels whole in meeting extent of course remit effectively

Long but the content feels whole in meeting extent of course remit effectively

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4 star rating

Really informative course

Rhiannon Williams

Thoroughly enjoyed this course, easy to use and follow. Super informative.

Thoroughly enjoyed this course, easy to use and follow. Super informative.

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Testimonials

What our participants say

Parent

It gives you the tools and more of an understanding of the child's behaviour, which will give you more confidence to help support the child's needs, resulting in a much happier contented child, which can only ever be a good thing for everyone involved in the child's care.

Child Minder

Vicky Mann

This course is a great starting point to understanding sensory processing and what can be done to help. It gave excellent information and examples.

Parent

Sarah Zetter

Have a look - some of the things my son does, this just make sense of it.

Parent

If you already know and understand a lot about your child's sensory needs then this may not provide a lot of new information but is only a short and therefore a good refresher of that information. If you are new to Sensory integration, then this may well help you to make sense of why your child behaves and responds in a certain way to things and provide simple but effective solutions to try at home.

Behavioural Support Worker

Aaron Surridge

It is a good start to understanding some of the ways in which those who have sensory integration difficulties perceive their world.

Therapy Assistant

I would highly recommend the course if you work with children with difficulties in sensory processing, working with children with autism and their families. If you are a Teacher, teaching assistant or therapy assistant this helps to give you more understanding about sensory integration.

Clinical and Therapy Assistant

It was really informative and easy to understand no matter your level of previous knowledge/education. It really does not take a lot of time from your day but you can learn so much from it that can be applied to everyday life.

Occupational Therapist

You will still need support of a professional with knowledge in this area. May be useful while on long waiting lists, and to help prepare teachers/ TAs who feel unsupported.

Occupational Therapist

Very helpful in understanding how sensory problems affect children and useful strategies that can be easily implemented to help.

Social Worker

I would suggest following if your child is having meltdowns.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Understanding Sensory Processing and Integration in Children For Parents and Carers

    • 01 Welcome and Introductions to this Course

    • How to Engage with this Course

    • 02 The Senses. How You Make Sense of the World

    • 03 Sensory Processing and Integration Difficulties

    • 04 Strategies to Use at Home

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