Sensory Smart Strategies for Real-Life Challenges

  Saturday, April 18, 2015
  All day


Sensory Smart Strategies for Real-Life Challenges

A One-Day Course For Adoptive and Foster Family Parents and Caregivers 

Saturday April 18, 2015 | Dayton, Ohio
Children first learn about the world through their senses. They touch and see people and objects, hear noises, experience smells and tastes, and explore their bodies' ability to move through space against the force of gravity. These pieces of sensory information integrate to give the child an understanding of the environment and a sense of well-being and security.

This neurological process happens automatically for most kids, teens, and adults. However, adopted children and those living in foster families are at increased rist for sensory processing difficulties. Challenges may include oversensitivity to sounds or textures, struggles with self-care tasks such as toothbrushing or hair washing, picky eating, poor focus and attention, and developmental delays.

This course will empower parents with an understanding of their child's sensory processing challenges and how they can impact behavior, learning, and everyday function, including:

  • How to pinpoint sensory processing challenges in a child, teen or young adult
  • Practical techniques for dealing with oversensitivity or under sensitivity to everyday sensory experiences that just dont seem to bother others
  • Ways to avoid overstimulation and deal with self-stimulatory behaviors and meltdowns
  • Sensory strategies that help kids maintain an optimal state of arousal and behavior
  • Parenting strategies for the child with sensory challenges
  • Low-cost home modifications that help kids feel and learn better
  • Collaborating with occupational therapists and other service providers
  • Activities for fine motor development, core strength and stability, attention and self-regulation
  • Tips for challenges with meal time, grooming, dressing, homework, bed time, and more

This presentation will consist of lecture, slides, videos, extensive handout, and hands-on activities.
Registration is required.
​CEU's will be provided.

Who should attend this course:
Parents, relatives, caregivers, and others who help children living with adoptive or foster families.

West Carrollton Church of the Nazarene
550 S Elm Street
Dayton, Ohio 45449

$10 per person or $15 per couple
This low cost has been made possible due to a generous donation of a local business man.

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