Sensory Processing and the Child: And the behavioural manifestations of Sensory Processing Disorder
Every day children are learning and taking in information from the world around them through their senses. Children with Sensory Processing Disorder have difficulties with the processing of the sensory information – or making sense of it – and as a result some things that seem harmless to others are perceived as a huge threat by the child and they react accordingly, resulting in them being labelled as badly behaved. In this workshop we investigate what it means to have Sensory Processing Disorder and the behavioural outcomes that present as a result. We also look at tools you can make use of when your child is having some difficulties relating to Sensory processing.
Speaker: Kirsty Beamish (Occupational Therapist)
I have a special interest in Sensory processing difficulties and the impact this has on both the child and the family unit. Having had my own children I am keenly aware of the difficulties that parents face raising children to be happy and well-rounded individuals, and the challenges that come with parenting. I am an enthusiastic therapist who strongly believes that each child deserves the opportunity to thrive in their environment. I make use of a goal directed holistic approach to help children realise and reach their full potential.