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Sensory Processing Disorder describes a difference in the way that some people's senses are processed by the brain. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the condition, including the symptoms and behaviours associated with it, diagnosis, prevalence, history, therapies and interventions, and how you can provide support.
What You Will Learn
Whether you are a neophyte or already have some knowledge in this area, this course will provide you with a greater understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Also known as Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Sensory Sensitivities or Sensory Over-Responsivity, you will be taught about how the condition is recognised in the medical profession, why it is often misdiagnosed, and its common comorbidities. It is not a condition that affects everyone in the same way and the intensity of its effects is dependent on stimuli. To ensure understanding, the course goes through the various senses and the ways in which sufferers of SPD can be hypersensitive, hyposensitive, or even a mixture of the two.
Although awareness has recently increased, it can still be difficult to get a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder. This makes it is particularly important to know the symptoms of the condition and the behaviours that present themselves in the young children and adults who suffer from it. The sooner it can be diagnosed, the better, as modifications to the environment can be made and the right support can be put in place before self-esteem and self-confidence issues arise. The course explains the common symptoms that can occur in children and adults and the ways in which these are often misinterpreted.
As getting a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder can sometimes be difficult, this course outlines the routes you may take in gaining help and the obstacles that you may come up against. The history of the condition is also explained, along with what research is being made into the causes of the condition and the differences in how its prevalence is perceived.
Currently, it is Occupational Therapists who are the leaders in the field, as far as intervention and therapy for those afflicted with Sensory Processing Disorder are concerned. The course looks further into this role, with an overview of how they work and what sort of therapies they may be able to offer. If you don't have access to therapy, or would like advice on how you can be more involved with your child's condition, the course also provides useful information in how you can provide support at home. Also included, are strategies that educators can implement in the classroom to enable effective learning to those with SPD.
Who Would Benefit from the Course?
Educators who wish to be able to recognise the disorder and cater education for those who have SPD will learn a lot here, as will therapists (in particular Occupational Therapists) who wish to increase their understanding of the disorder.
The Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness Course is a valuable source of information for any parent who knows or suspects that their child has SPD, (especially if they have been diagnosed with ADHD or Autism) and wishes to develop a comprehensive understanding of the condition.
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Certificate of completion
Digital certificate - Included