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Discover the underlying impact of sensory processing difficulties for children/adults with autism spectrum disorders. A new model of development (The Brain Library™) gives you a way of understanding how the nervous system relies on basic sensory foundations for more complex skills. Early signs of sensory processing difficulties that may be linked to autism will be more recognizable. The latest brain research supports using sensory integration theory as a lens for viewing specific behavioral, learning and social challenges. Take home sensory strategies to aid children with autism for increased success academically and socially.
This information is crucial since more than 90% of children with autism are documented as having sensory processing difficulties as well. It is imperative that you get the tools you need to help children with autism work through the sensory-related difficulties since these difficulties may hinder a child from success in other areas. This means that interns, psychologists in private practice, teachers, speech pathologists, families and all people working with children should understand and learn to recognize the sensory needs of the children/adults who have autism spectrum disorder.
Explain how early sensory-motor experiences are stored in the brain.
Describe the latest brain research on autism spectrum disorders and how these findings impact the way therapists and educators work with children/adults.
List the components of sensory integration and sensory processing difficulties common to children with a diagnosis of autism.
Examine how early experiences may be perceived differently for children with autism due to brain differences.
Summarize how underlying sensory processing difficulties impact learning, behavior and social skills.
Assess how sensory processing, environmental and communication issues influence learning and behavior.
Outline specific strategies that can be used when working with children/adults with autism spectrum disorders.
The Brain Library®
The Brain Library® gives us a way of understanding how information is stored, categorized and used in our brain
How it is stacked
How it is used
Need for a well stocked foundation section
Gaps in the Brain Library®
Sensory Processing Components and Strategies
Overview of sensory processing
Autism: Concepts & Research
Theory of Mind
Central Coherence Theory
Latest brain research
Praxis (Motor Planning)
How this impacts those with autism
Strategies for teaching new motor skills including activities of daily living
Strategies (SI, SI-Behavior, SI Communication)
0 to 3
Utilize non-contingent sensory diet
Utilize safe activities (e.g. bath time) to introduce new textures
Use sensory activities to expand play
Use sensory activities to promote language
Sensory input to increase focus on a task
Sensory with executive function strategies
Social sensory stories that the student helps create for different situations
Incorporating sensory with ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis)
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science that involves using behavioral theory to modify behaviors
Sensory paired with visual communication strategies
ABOUT Delaney, M.S., O.T.R., is a nationally known child development expert who specializes in sensory processing, autism spectrum disorders, and social/behavioral issues. She is the author of two books: The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book (Sourcebooks) and 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders (McGraw-Hill). She holds a Master’s of Science in Therapeutic Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center.
A noted consultant and popular seminar speaker, Ms. Delaney works closely with educators and school administrators to create integrated learning environments in classrooms and to provide parents with strategies and skills that foster continued development for their children at home. Her Making Sense-ory® programs are in high demand among educational, parenting, and therapy organizations. Ms. Delaney is the founder/executive director of School Steps Inc., a company that provides special education services and in depth training to school districts. She is also the founder/executive director of Baby Steps Therapy, a nonprofit clinical practice focused on helping every child achieve his or her greatest potential in the classroom and beyond. (www.taradelaney.com )
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