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Practical Strategies that can be used with Children with Sensory Processing...

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The Disability Action and Advice Centre

4 Waldegrave Road

Teddington

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Karen Garner will be delivering a workshop on arousal levels and practical strategies for children with sensory processing difficulties.

Karen is the Director of The Sensory Smart Child Ltd, who are a private Paediatric Occupational Therapy practice based in the south east of England, offering comprehensive assessment and therapy services for children 0 - 16 years through fun, education and play. ‘We believe in “supporting children to reach their maximum potential”, promoting independence and developing self-confidence through strengthening skills and helping children learn to control and understand their bodies and their senses’.

What is sensory integration? Sensory Integration involves the efficient registration and processing of sensation through touch, movement, body position, vision, smell, taste and sound. The process of the brain organising and interpreting this information is called Sensory Integration. Effective Sensory Integration provides a crucial foundation for later more complex learning and behaviour. For most children, Sensory Integration develops in the course of ordinary childhood activities but for some children (as many of 5-10%) Sensory Integration does not develop as efficiently as it should, this is known as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). When the process of integrating sensation is disordered, a number of problems in learning, motor skill development and behaviour may be evident. A child may be over sensitive to noise or touch. They may seek movement or appear to be ‘on the go’ all the time. Children with SPD require specialist support to enable them to manage and mature their sensory systems.

Parents will receive handouts at the end of the talk. A free lunch is provided.

Family Matters run workshops and drop-in sessions at the Disability Action & Advice Centre, 4 Waldegrave Road Teddington TW11 8HT every 4th Tuesday of the month from 10am-1.0 except for school holidays. RUILS staff, including Sian Austin and Linda Campbell-Arthur from Family Matters, Alex Hardy from Independent Support & Sue Robson from the Sitting & Befriending service, are on hand to answer your questions.

Family Matters offers 1:1 support for parents and carers of children with extra needs. We can work with you to focus on areas of family life that are causing concern and identify steps to address them. We can provide information, support and advocacy services. If we can’t find an answer, we will find someone who can.

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