Sensory Workshops and Training

Sensory Workshops and TrainingDeb presenting a workshop

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We want to empower you with knowledge to help the children in your life reach their potential every day!!

All sensory workshops and training are suitable for health professionals, teachers, teacher’s aides/ learning support teachers, parents, occupational therapists.

Our most famous workshop on offer is the ‘Tool Kit for Kids’ with Life Skills 4 Kids having the exclusive rights to present this world famous workshop in Australia.

  • Tool Kit for Kids – Deb Hopper, Accredited Occupational Therapist from Life Skills 4 Kids provides an overview to sensory processing challenges that may impact school aged children’s function, behavior and participation.
  • Are you a parent of a child that struggles with simple tasks such as eating, dressing, socialising, concentrating or co-ordination?
  • Are you a teacher that wants to know how you can keep your class focussed and engaged all the time?
  • Do you work with children and want to know more about Sensory Processing and how it aff­ects behaviour?
  • Do you want to learn Sensory Processing tips and strategies that can be used anywhere?
  • Do you sometimes feel frustrated and powerless to help?

    Click here for more info on Tool Kit for Kids

  • Sensory processing disorder – An Introductory 3  hour workshop

This workshop will assist you to work with children aged 3- 12 who struggle with sensory processing disorder or symptoms of difficulty concentrating, poor self-regulation, difficulty controlling emotions and ‘behaviour’ labelled issues. Topics covered include:

  • Sensory processing difficulties – how to identify children who are at risk
  • Brief theoretical overview of the nervous system
  • An understanding of how the nervous system can be over responsive, under responsive or sensory ‘craving’
  • The Sensory Processing Measure as a screener and assessment tool
  • Practical strategies for improving concentration and reducing ‘behaviour’
  • Creating sensory safe environments: The basics

 

  • Sensory processing disorder – 6 hour workshop

This workshop will assist you to work with children aged 3- 12 who struggle with sensory processing disorder or symptoms of difficulty concentrating, poor self-regulation, difficulty controlling emotions and ‘behaviour’ labelled issues. This includes the learning objectives of the above 3 hour introductory workshop.

  • Sensory processing difficulties – how to identify children who are at risk
  • More in depth detail of how the nervous system controls sensory processing
  • An understanding of how the nervous system can be over responsive, under responsive or sensory ‘craving’
  • The Sensory Processing Measure as a screener and assessment tool
  • Practical strategies for improving concentration and reducing ‘behaviour’
  • Creating sensory safe environments at home and school for optimal learning.
  • Understand advanced practice sensory processing therapies available including the Astronaunt Program (vestibular remediation program); Wilbarger Therapressure program, auditory therapy programs. (this workshop will not teach these  programs but provide general information).
  • Hands on strategies for teaching self-regulation
  • Programs and resources to teach self-regulation including the Alert Program, Stickids Software, and The Zones of Self-regulation Program.

 

  • Sensory processing disorder for Teens– An Introductory 3  hour workshop

This workshop will assist you to work with children aged 12-18 who struggle with sensory processing disorder or symptoms of difficulty concentrating, poor self-regulation, difficulty controlling emotions and ‘behaviour’ labelled issues. Topics covered include:

  • Sensory processing difficulties – how to identify teens who are at risk
  • Brief theoretical overview of the nervous system
  • An understanding of how the nervous system can be over responsive, under responsive or sensory ‘craving’
  • Practical strategies for improving concentration and reducing ‘behaviour’at home and in the high school.
  • Creating sensory safe environments, modifying classrooms and setting up sensory safe spaces in high schools.

 

  • Teaching and Remediating Handwriting Skills – 2 or 3 hours. Incorporates Handwriting Without Tears Program strategies.

This workshop will assist you to work with children aged 4 – 10 who have drawing and handwriting difficulties. Topics covered will include:

  • General ages & stages
  • Practical intervention strategies utilising general and Handwriting Without Tears Program Strategies
  • Written expression – strategies for scaffolding and getting the ideas down
  • Handwriting alternatives

To book a workshop or discuss the options available to your organisation please call 02 6555 9877 or email your workshop requirements to workshops@lifeskills4kids.com.au

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FREE WORKSHOPS
Thanks to Northcott’s Northern Region Enhancing Therapy Project Life Skills 4 Kids are running a series of FREE Sensory Workshops – Click here for more info.

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