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Registration
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
This workshop will provide participants with the current evidence related to sensory processing and the emotional and social development of children with and without disabilities. The neural mechanisms involved in sensory processing and those of the limbic system will be highlighted. Participants will learn

about the characteristics of non-verbal social behavior that affect children with disabilities, including autism, and learn strategies for intervention and support to enhance the emotional and social development of these children.

Presenter
Learner objectives
  • Apply knowledge of the interaction between sensory processing autonomic and limbic functions to children’s daily routines.
  • Examine the influence of one’s “state” on engagement and participation.
  • Integrate one’s understanding of diagnoses such as autism or intellectual disability with methods of nonverbal communication.
  • Examine several strategies for intervention and support that can be implemented to enhance the emotional and social development of children and adolescents with sensory processing disorders.
Intended Audiences
Administrator, Early Childhood Educator, Early Intervention Personnel, Related Service Professional
Contact hours
5.00
Training topic area
Special Needs/Inclusion
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Human Growth and Development