This workshop provides parents and professionals with an understanding of how
each of the different sensory systems function and the impact they can have
upon a child's ability to successfully participate in everyday activities and
how children with sensory inefficiencies can be identified.
This workshop provides the grounding for managing attention difficulties using
sensory strategies as explored in the Getting Control of your engine"
The ability to process sensory information assists in building the foundation
for the following:
Development of co-ordination - we use information from our senses to judge the
timing of our movements and the force that we apply.
Social skills - to effectively interact with others we must read their verbal
and non-verbal signals accurately and adjust our responses accordingly.
Ability to pay attention - which is an integral part of being able to learn,
as we need to select what is important to pay attention to and what is not.