This interactive workshop discusses the impact of children’s sensory preferences on learning and how staff can create successful learning environments for students.

Description

It provides an overview of how everyone’s sensory systems impact on their ability to pay attention, focus and learn effectively.  Participants are then provided with a range of practical strategies and tools to put that knowledge into practice and support children to understand their own sensory preferences and how they learn best.   The workshop includes:

  • Setting up a successful learning environment
  • Designing multisensory activities that support a range of learning styles
  • Teaching children to understand how to communicate their sensory needs and preferences
  • Using your senses to organise your body and brain for learning
  • Practical tools and strategies that can be used in one-on-one and group learning environments to maximise opportunities for learning
  • Strategies to consider what’s working and work collaboratively to refine your approach. 

Prerequisites

NIL - This workshop does not assume any prior knowledge of sensory processing theory or intervention

Target Audience

Educators, including teachers, aides and allied health clinicians working with primary school aged children. 

Parents, carers and support workers engaged in supporting children in a classroom environment are also welcome to attend.