SENSORY KIDS PRESENTS
A Webinar Series
Sensory KIDS is excited to provide a new resource for adults who are caring for children with sensory and regulatory challenges. Through our new webinar series, parents and families will be able to directly connect with a licensed occupational therapist and experienced parent facilitator to discuss the joys and challenges that come with raising a sensory child. In addition to the research and relationship-based strategies that will be offered throughout the series, the webinar’s limited class size will allow families the opportunity to build a community with others who have similar parenting experiences and questions.
We designed this series based on years of feedback from our caregiver support group, Sensory Seminar lecture series, and our own mixed-methods research. Our goal is to provide a space for gathering knowledge and connecting with others for mutual support and learning in a small group setting.
The series will begin with an informative session led by one of our occupational therapists. During this session the therapist will share information (handouts provided) on a specific topic and answer questions in a small group setting. The following week will be a discussion led by our experienced parent facilitator, and parent of a sensory kid! Each week will build on the next, with specific topics presented by our therapist in the informative sessions, while family support sessions will allow time for sharing and connecting with other parents to dive deeper into each topic.
Topics of discussion will include:
Sensory Systems & Arousal Regulation (Week 1 and 2)
- sensory differences (your child’s and your own!) impact the ability to self-regulate
- to understand your child’s responses to sensory input
- to use sensory strengths to support your child’s regulation
Nervous System Function & Relationship – Why We Play (Week 3 and 4)
- nervous system differences with sensory processing challenges
- how relationships support developing nervous systems
- the essential role of play in developing self-regulation and social skills
Relationship-based strategies: strategies to support engagement and relationships (Week 5 and 6)
- specific strategies to teach self-regulation
- to build resilience through play
- how to respond during meltdowns
Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 3, 10
Time: 7:15pm – 8:30pm
Limited Spaces Available
Registration Fee: $200 for the entire series
Two scholarships available
You will be asked to fill out a short survey and provide basic contact information. Our office will contact you if a space is still available. Payment will be collected once your spot is confirmed.
Please Note: This series will be held in a live, online format using the free video conference application, Zoom. All registered applicants will receive a Zoom invitation via email, which will include access details prior to each meeting.
Any questions, or for more information, please contact our front office at (503) 575-9402