Date: 7/19/2016, 9:30 am—11:30 am
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Family Paths, Inc.
Children with Sensory integration disorder or sensory processing challenges can easily become dysregulated, causing shifts in mood and behavior that can result in significant difficulty and stress for those who care for them. Parents and caregivers need support understanding that behaviors for children with sensory processing issues are often a result of underlying sensory processing deficits rather than negative or manipulative behaviors. Sensory Processing issues co-exist with other cognitive, emotional and developmental diagnosis, including trauma. This training will focus on the development of sensory integration in 0 to 5 year olds. We will look at the typical trajectory of sensory development, and that of a child with sensory processing issues. The course will cover how to recognize sensory processing issues; how, when and where to refer; ideas for parenting or caring for these challenging infants, toddlers and children; and strategies that can be applied to support creating a goodness of fit between the child and the child’s home and/or day care environment.