Understanding Sensory Processing and Strategies to Try at Home

Understanding Sensory Processing and Strategies to try at Home

Watch our Zoom Webinar with Specialist Occupational Therapist Ann-Marie.

Learn more about each of the senses and how difficulty in one (or several) can impact participation and function in day to day life. 

Learn the signs which may indicate over or under sensitivity in the different senses for your child. Pick up tips and tricks of how you can help your child stay ‘just right’ to help them be happy, healthy and able to manage different environments.

calm sensory equipment

Sensory Processing: Tips and Information for you to try at Home

This webinar covers:

  • 0:00 – 0:18: Introduction.
  • 0:19 – 1:34: Defining Sensory Processing.
  • 1:35 – 2:17: The 8 Senses.
  • 2:18 – 24:44: Sensory Processing Signs.
  • 24:45 – 33:04: Calming and Alerting – finding the ‘just right’ state of sensory arousal.
  • 33:05 – 37:26: Proprioception – increasing your child’s body awareness.
  • 37:27 – 41:05: Interoception – understanding your child’s ability to gain information about their bodies e.g. hunger, thirst, toilet urge, temperature.
  • 41:06 – 43:09: Pressure – altering and calming. A great sensory tool when you’re out and about.
  • 43;10 – 46:33: Sensory Overload.
  • 46:34 – 49:36: The Sensory Diet – what is it, how often should we do it, who designs and reviews it.
  • 49:37 – 53:22 – Conclusion and session takeaways.

Download a copy of the presentation here.

Ann-Marie Baker

Ann-Marie Baker qualified as an OT 20 years ago in Canada. Her background has been primarily in paediatrics where she has worked in homes and schools/nurseries. She has her own private practice (Function First Occupational Therapy Limited) where she provides assessment, treatment and consultation to families and carers. She works with a wide range of conditions and is passionate about the area of Sensory Processing. Contact Ann-Marie: ann-marie@functionfirstot.co.uk 07477503921

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