Sensory abnormalities are estimated to be found in approximately 8.3% of children. The increased focus on this area has significantly raised the need for trained professionals to assist these children.
Who Will Benefit From Sensory Processing Disorder Training?
While SPD is primarily treated by occupational therapists, all professionals working with the pediatric population will benefit from sensory processing disorder training.
This is because sensory processing difficulties can present during any therapy session in a variety of ways, such as:
- difficulty transitioning to and from the therapy room
- poor focusing skills
- difficulty remaining seated upright at a desk or table
- fidgeting in a seat/fidgeting with objects
- frequently touching objects in reach
- chewing on clothes or pencils
- tuning out auditory input
- overreacting to loud noises or bright lights
- poor tolerance for unfamiliar activities
- emotional outbursts
As a result, all pediatric school-based therapists will benefit from taking sensory processing disorder online courses to gain an improved understanding of the cause of these behaviors, in addition to learning techniques that can be utilized within the session to help the children regulate their sensory needs.
The courses are suitable for:
- Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Speech Therapists
- Special Education Providers
- Regular Education Providers
- Pediatric Social Workers
Upcoming Sensory Processing Disorder Courses
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What are Sensory Processing Difficulties?
The idea of sensory processing difficulties was first published by an astute occupational therapist, Dr. Jean Ayres back in 1972 when she noticed that after helping children with their sensory differences, their learning abilities often improved. Ever since then, awareness of sensory processing disorders and treatment strategies for sensory processing difficulties have grown in leaps and bounds.
Taking sensory processing disorder online courses is a convenient way to learn new and varied treatment approaches that can be tailor-made to meet each child’s unique sensory challenges and needs. With Theramoves, you can access some of the best continuing education courses for sensory processing disorders.