After successful workshops in November last year, Dr Ivana Lessner Listiakova, FHEA, Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies at the University of Suffolk, is delivering two extended workshops of ‘Sensory strategies to manage behaviour and support learning’. This course looks at children’s sensory processing needs and what sensory strategies can be used to provide calmness, promote feelings of safety and support focusing on tasks.
Information: This course will be delivered on campus at the University of Suffolk.
Thursday 24th March 9:30am-3:30pm
Friday 10th June 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: University of Suffolk Campus
£145 – includes lunch and refreshments
The workshop will include:
- An introduction into how sensory strategies are used in everyday life
- Looking at the seven sensory systems and their functions (visual, auditory, smell and taste, touch, proprioceptive and vestibular systems)
- Neurodiversity – individual differences in sensitivity/reactivity
- Noticing the issue(s) and finding suitable strategies
- Discussion of case studies and real-life examples
At the end of the session, attendees will be able to understand and analyse sensory processing needs and apply their understanding of sensory processing needs to design sensory-friendly inclusive activities and spaces. These may assist with resolving and avoiding challenging behaviour patterns such as meltdowns, aggression, or even self-harming.
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