Have you heard the term "sensory processing" and wondered what it's all about and why it matters? This is the course for YOU!
Are you supporting children who are "struggling"? Maybe they are displaying aggressive behaviours, or finding it difficult to cope with change, or they bounce from one thing to another, or they are having difficulty with their motor skills.
We all have children, at various times who appear to be struggling. When we can look beyond what we see on the outside and begin to look at the sensory implications, a whole new story may begin to emerge, and our way of supporting these children will evolve too.
This is the first course in a suite that we are putting together, developed and delivered by occupational therapist Bonnie Berry. In this first course, Bonnie introduces educators to the importance of Sensory Processing.
You will finish this course with an overwhelming amount of new information and knowledge regarding sensory processing and why it is so important in our work with children.
Bonnie shares insight into the PEO (Person, Environment, Occupation) model of occupational therapy, supporting you to understand these and how they may apply in your work with children.
Using detailed diagrams and support information, Bonnie unpacks some of those tricky terms, supporting educators to understand what this looks like in practice.
Bonnie will prompt you to think about how your environment, and your practice within it, impacts the sensory processing and regulation of the people in it!
The course is suited to anyone working with children in long day care, preschools, family day care, OSHC and schools.
We suggest that the mini course is the equivalent of 1-1.5hrs of face to face learning, however we recognise that all learners are different. There is content within the course that may take additional time.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation details with your login information.
You will have immediate access to the course, to complete in your own time. The course may include written content, images, videos, article links, ideas and inspiration.
All participants will complete a reflection/assessment which is personally responded to by one of our course facilitators before you receive your certificate.
A fantastic recording of a live online session in July 2020 with Heather Shumaker, exploring the big and "wild" emotions experienced by children and how we as parents, educators or caregivers can support them to explore these.
A mini course exploring how it looks and feels when children, families and educators feel a genuine belonging in an early education and care service.
"I feel more motivated already!""