At Sensational Achievements we strive to educate our community on a variety of topics through our Staff and Parent Workshops. By doing so, we hope to empower parents and school staff to be able to make a difference in the lives of children with sensory processing disorders and raise awareness about the impact SPD has on those we love and work with.
Workshops are offered at the clinic, throughout the community, and in local schools. Half-day and full-day staff development trainings also available.
Nuturing Active Learners
Learn about how play depends on sensorimotor exploration and praxis skills. After this workshop, you will be able to identify what typical and atypical play patterns look like, ways to facilitate development of praxis skills during play, and red flags that may signal a need for additional interventions.
Sensory Integration: Theory and Practice
Provides parents and professionals a basic understanding of sensory integration theory and the impact that deficits in sensory processing can have on behavior, academics, and skill development.
Developing Functional Visual Skills for School Success
Educates parents and teachers on the foundational visual skills needed for integrating visual and body skills for learning, attention, and focus. Learn ways to facilitate visual development in children using simple modifications to games and activities, homework warm-ups, and gross motor play that supports use of vision with movement.
Learn about the differences between school-based occupational therapy, clinic-based, and home-based occupational therapy services. Our therapists will help you ask the right questions to ensure that your therapist is a good match for your child’s needs as well as have realistic expectations as to what combination of services is most beneficial for your child.
Advocating for your child’s sensory processing needs in school
Learn about how to explain the link between your child’s sensory processing deficits and learning. This discussion covers ways to optimize sensory diet supports in school, get sensory-based goals written into your child’s IEP, and advocate for appropriate accommodations/supports depending on your child’s age and learning needs.
Additional Workshop Topics
- Understanding the impact of sensory processing deficits on learning and behavior
- Strategies for picky eating and problem feeding
- Auditory Programs: Choosing the program that fits your child’s needs