1.5 HOUR Course

Sensory Strategies and the Brain: Promoting Self-Regulation and Learning

Do you like roller coasters? Do you hate spicy foods? We all have sensory preferences that guide the things we seek out and the things we avoid. Many “challenging behaviors” are actually a child’s attempts to regulate their sensory system, so join us to learn how to recognize sensory-seeking and sensory-avoiding behaviors in the classroom. This course teaches brain-based strategies that effective teachers use to get entire classrooms of children regulated and ready to learn. We put this into practice with a case study to identify an individual child’s sensory needs and walk through the whole process together – connecting a child’s behaviors to their sensory needs and then creating an easy-to-follow plan for supporting those needs in the classroom. As a bonus, you’ll get a printable Sensory Matrix template that you can customize for your students and use again and again in your classroom. 
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Course Details

  • 4 Lessons

    • Sensory Processing and Regulation
    • The Sensory Spectrum
    • Sensory, Learning, and Classroom Applications
    • Examining Your Own Sensory Preferences

Bonus Materials

  • Heavy Work Handout
  • Sensory Matrix Handout
 Certificate for 1.5 continuing education hours awarded upon completion of course and quiz
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  This course is best for professionals working with children birth - 6 years
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