Full course description
This course explains each of the sensory systems, and typical and atypical responses. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how sensory differences impact individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and learn the benefits of sensory strategies and evidenced-based practices to support student/individual success across settings.
Material was developed into sections to better facilitate learning. The sections under each course are structured to be viewed sequentially.
- Sensory Section 1: Introduction Sensory Processing (50 minutes)
- Sensory Section 2: Sensory Processing Challenges and Strategies That Provide Support for the Tactile System (90 minutes)
- Sensory Section 3: Sensory Processing Challenges and Strategies That Provide Support for the vestibular and proprioceptive system (90 minutes)
- Sensory Section 4: Sensory Processing Challenges and Strategies That Provide Support for the visual, auditory, gustatory, olfactory and interoception systems. (120 minutes)
By completing this course participants will:
- Gain an understanding of each of the sensory systems and typical responses
- Gain a deeper understanding of sensory differences and atypical responses
- Gain a deeper understanding of how sensory differences impact individuals with an ASD
- Learn and understand the benefits of sensory strategies and evidenced-based practices to support student success.
Meet the Presenter
Cheryl is an Occupational Therapist (OT) with 25 years of experience. She also earned a master’s degree in special education. Cheryl worked for over 20 as an OT for a large, urban school corporation. She currently works as an independent contractor to support students. Cheryl provides presentations nationally on a variety of topics including sensory processing strategies to support students, executive functioning differences and strategies and “I Hate to Write.” Cheryl’s article, “Low-Cost / No-Cost Classroom Sensory Strategies” was featured in the October 2014 issue of Autism Asperger Digest. Along with Kathy Oehler, Cheryl is co-author of “I Hate to Write! Tips for Helping Kids with ASD and Related Disorders Increase Achievement”, “Meet Academic Standards”, and “Become Happy, Successful Writers”.
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