Sensory Integration Education is launching two more of its highly accessible, online introductory courses priced at only £5. These courses are adapted from our popular our “Understanding Sensory Processing and Integration for Parents and Carers” course to make it specific to these two populations:
Read on for more information on these new courses:
Teenagers with sensory processing and integration difficulties can grow more aware of the differences between themselves and their peers, which can affect their self-esteem and well-being. The urge to fit in can mean that they spend a lot of their available coping resources in an effort to camouflage or mask their different sensory responses - which is incredibly stressful and tiring. It may be the case that your teen or young adult hasn’t realised that sensory difficulties underlie why they feel life is so challenging and they may not know that sensory processing and integration can be changed.
A large part of working with teenagers who have sensory processing and integration difficulties will be helping the young person to understand what they are experiencing, and providing safe and reassuring opportunities to talk about how sensory processing issues are affecting them. This short course will help you better understand the senses and how we process information from our senses. It will introduce you to what sensory issues can look like in a teenager’s behaviour and engagement, and give you a toolkit of ideas on how to support a teen’s sensory needs at home.
Open to all, this introductory-level course is aimed at parents and carers of teens living with sensory processing and integration challenges. It includes 1 hour of content using slides with voice-over, animations, videos, quizzes and many resources to download. You will have 1 month to access the course which is priced at just £5.00 (includes Free Affiliate Membership for those who are not already SIE members). Find out more here.
When supporting adults with learning disabilities, it is important that any sensory strategies are introduced with the cooperation of the individual. And consent and cooperation is only possible when the person understands what you are asking them to do and why. The first place to start with sensory integration strategies for people with learning disabilities is to help the person understand and notice how their own body is responding to the sensory challenges and demands of their everyday tasks.
Aimed at carers for adults with learning disabilities, this short course will help you better understand the senses and how we process information from our senses. It will introduce you to what sensory issues can look like in the behaviour and engagement of an adult with learning disabilities, and give you a toolkit of ideas on how to support a person’s sensory needs in their home environment.
The course comprises 1 hour of content using slides with voice-over, animations, videos, quizzes and many resources to download. You will have 1 month to access the course and it is priced at just £5.00 (includes Free Affiliate Membership for those who are not already SIE members). Find out more here.
Both courses are of the high quality you expect from SIE and are accredited by The CPD Standards Office. These courses are designed to supplement professional, personalised intervention by a qualified SI Practitioner where and when that is available. You can search for qualified SI Practitioners and Advanced Practitioners on the Association of SI Practitioners’ Register.