How to help children with sensory issues

Sensory Issues

Rationale

Children with attachment issues often live in a high state of stress and anxiety. In our ever increasing sensory world, our bodies respond to experiences through our ability to self-regulate our reactions to our environment. Children with heightened stress may become overloaded through their inability to filter out unnecessary sensory input. This will affect their learning and behaviour in school.
Children and young people often display considerable difficulties in terms of managing their sensory world both in learning and social contexts.

"Sensory Integration is the ability of the brain to organise information received from the senses so an appropriate response is made" (Rae, 2016)

It is vital for practitioners to be aware of sensory differences as it impacts upon learning, social communication skills, memory and the wellbeing of children and young people.

Brief overview of the course

This whole day course highlights sensory integration, provides delegates with hands-on, practical exercises to explore how a child with sensory issues may feel when encountering everyday life and experiences in school. 

  • Staff will develop skills to support children to improve their capacity to pay attention, memorise, self-manage and understand themselves.
  • Staff will be given opportunities to practise the activities from 60 Sensory Minutes by Dr Tina Rae

Target audience

This course is of particular relevance to nurture support staff, teachers, support staff, care staff and practitioners working with children and young people who want to develop an understanding of the importance of sensory based interventions.

Delegate resource pack with include:

  • A copy of 60 Sensory  Minutes by Dr Tina Rae (value £60)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Six principles of nurture groups poster

We do not currently have any courses coming up, however if you can gather 6 of more delegates together, we will come to you. The cost is £185 per delegate plus VAT. All delegates will receive Dr Tina Rae's new resource "60 Sensory Minutes" following on from the successful "60 Mindful Minutes" 

Rae, T. (2016) 60 Sensory Minutes: Developing Sensory Skills in the Nurture Group. London: NGN

If you would like more information on this course please contact lea@nurturegroups.org