Capital KIDS Occupational Therapy Hosts 'Write Beginnings' Parent and Teacher Workshop Training:
Sensory Processing 101
What will You Learn?
- What sensory processing is and why effective sensory integration is so important for learning and behavior
- What to do when children struggle with sensory processing and practical classroom strategies to help them cope.
- Strategies for helping children cope, especially with daily activities such as eating, grooming, dressing, and going to bed.
- Tips on how to easily modify your classroom environment, schedule, and routine to help children of all abilities.
- Tips on how to avoid sensory overload and how to create an effective “chill-out space”.
- Red flags to identify sensory processing problems in children.
ABOUT WRITE BEGINNINGS:
Stephanie Roberts is a school-based Occupational Therapist with a passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge with parents and educators. During the school day, she helps children learn to maneuver their bodies in new ways over gross motor equipment and help others become more independent. She spends one-on-one time with children teaching them specific fine and gross motor activities that improve their hand skills, coordination, and stability. She modifies activities, provides adaptive seating, and introduces sensory tools to increase a child’s comfort and participation in school. She believes that play is central in a child’s development, so at the very heart of everything she does, she helps children develop individual skills through purposeful play. Like most parents and teachers, she too is juggling a lot, so she especially likes to share professional strategies that are easy, inexpensive, and fun for a parent or teacher to incorporate into their daily routines.