Sensory Processing 101 Workshop

2-hour, half-day, and full-day workshops available

Stephanie does an amazing job of explaining the complex topic of sensory processing in ways that all parents can understand and relate to.  I now plan to create a “chill-out space” in our home for my three boys, and I found the strategies she suggested for helping kids tolerate dressing, grooming, and dining out especially helpful.  Her workshop is a wealth of information for all kinds of families.
~ Camille Stephenson, Parent

Did You Know?

  • There are two crucial sensory systems –the vestibular and proprioceptive systems — beyond the traditional “seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touching” that play a critical role in successfully interacting with the world.
  • Symptoms of sensory processing disorder (SPD), like those of most disorders, occur within a broad spectrum of severity.
  • Young children often have not yet developed language to express what they are feeling or the coping skills to deal with sensory difficulties.
  • Teaching children how to calm down and self-regulate is an important life skill that is often overlooked.



What Will You Learn?

  • What sensory processing is and why effective sensory integration is so important for learning and behavior.
  • What to do when children struggle with sensory processing.
  • Strategies for helping children cope, especially with daily activities such as eating, grooming, dressing, and going to bed.
  • Tips on how to avoid sensory overload and how to create an effective “chill-out space”.
  • Red flags to identify sensory processing problems in children.
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Who Should Attend?

Each time Stephanie presents, our preschool seems to buzz with new ideas, techniques, tricks, and success stories!
~ Kristen Brand, Parent
  • This interactive workshop is primarily designed for parents and educators working with young children.
  • Valuable tips, activities, and accommodations can be easily incorporated into both school and home environments.
  • Developmental patterns and activities discussed are relevant to children of all abilities.
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