Sensory Processing and Behaviour in the Classroom

   1 CPD points
 5 modules
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This course is separated into five modules of learning:

Module One: Introduction to Senses and Sensory Integration
Module one covers the definition and background of the theory of sensory integration, sensory processing and the integration of our eight senses into everyday life.

Module Two: Sensory Integration Theory and Models
Module two examines the process of sensory integration as outlined in Jean Ayres's model and the four levels of integration and Sensory Processing Disorder as outlined by Dr Lucy Miller (2006), which is a simpler, more accessible approach for practitioners in schools.

Module Three: Sensory Processing and Integration Difficulties
Module three explores the 'what, who and why': who are our pupils, why do they experience sensory processing difficulties, and what can we do about it?

Module Four: Sensory Strategies and Supporting Behaviour
Module four covers a range of support strategies within the classroom, including a checklist for symptoms of behaviour and actions you might observe in pupils and how this behaviour can relate to one or more of the eight senses, suggestions on specific sensory supports relating to the eight senses we have identified and suggestions for whole class/school approaches to benefit all pupils, not just those identified as having sensory processing difficulties.

Module Five: Planning for Provision
Module five is designed to help learners pull together all aspects of this course in a practical application in order to have a direct positive impact on the day-to-day practice and pedagogy of teachers and teaching assistants. This final module also provides some useful resources in the form of planning and provision maps and a sensory profile that can be used to help focus and identify your pupil's specific sensory needs.

Study time: 120 mins.