THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HOSTED ON ZOOM – LINKS TO ACCESS THIS ONLINE EVENT WILL BE PROVIDED BEFORE THE SESSION.
Does your child or children you work with struggle with noise, movement, touch? Are they always seeking sensory feedback or do they not register pain or discomfort? The Contented Child brings you sensory processing difficulties. A workshop, for professionals and parents who have a child with sensory processing difficulties (SPD). The workshop looks at how sensory processing difficulties may present in the child. Looking at the child who seeks out sensory feedback, to the child who actively avoids touch (hypersensitivity) and the child who is under responsive (hyposensitivity).
Our workshop, aims to
Understand developmental stages of sensory processing Sensory processing difficulties in the early years The hypersensitive/hyposensitive child How sensory processing difficulties impact on behaviour Sensory processing and associated conditions Strategies and activities to support the child who struggles with sensory processing.
Delegates will have an opportunity to gain a theoretical overview of sensory processing difficulties. Delegates will explore the impact on the child’s behaviours and ability to learn, when they are experiencing SPD. Delegates will be supported to think about the environment at nursery/school/home. Delegates will be supported to understand and use strategies that enable children with SPD to, cope in the environment and make progress.
Your trainer is
Tracy Mapp MSc ABA (Intellectual Developmental Disability) BA (Hons) Fine Art, PGCE, QTLS
Tracy has a comprehensive background in the fields of Behaviour Management, Autism and Precision Teaching with extensive experience working with teenagers and young people. She has taught adults in teacher education and learning support qualifications and has designed and delivered training to education professionals. Tracy has the experience of a decade of work with vulnerable young people, young offenders and adolescents with Special Educational Needs and behaviour that challenge.
As a qualified teacher, Tracy worked for many years within alternative education, both teaching at and managing a SEN Pupil Referral Unit which supported and educated some of the most challenging and disengaged students in Kent, as well as managing a county-wide virtual learning education provision for learners with autism and severe social phobias. She has developed robust systems for tracking the progress of groups of learners from differing starting points and is experienced in assessing learners and establishing baselines with which to develop targets from, in both academic, social skill and emotional wellbeing areas.
More recently, Tracy has worked as a specialist autism lecturer providing 1-1 academic and pastoral support to students including developing desensitisation plans for anxiety and using cognitive behavioural approaches to help build confidence and self esteem. In this role Tracy also advised course lecturers on best practice and provided college-wide training on autism.