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“Cooped-Up Kids with Sensory Challenges” Autism in Lock Down – COVID –19 Webinar Series
November 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Audience: Family members and professions who work with students with I/DD preschool through 8th grade
Presenter: Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA. As a music, movement and drama teacher for 25 years (1976-2001), Carol observed many out-of-sync preschoolers. To help them become more competent in their work and play, she began to study sensory processing and sensory integration (“SI”) theory. She learned to help identify her young students’ needs and to steer them into early intervention. In writings and workshops, she explains to parents, educators, and other early childhood professionals how sensory issues play out – and provides fun and functional techniques for addressing them at home and school. She is best-known for her book, The Out-of-Sync Child, which has sold about 1 million copies.
Description: Kids gotta move! But because of COVID-19, children can’t simply run outside and play. Cooped up at home, away from friends and regular activities, children with sensory challenges may feel especially out of sync. Here are some sensory-motor activities to help parents cope with meltdowns, build on children’s self-therapy, and maintain a sensory lifestyle at home until it is safe to return to school and be out and about.
Carol will discuss how sensory processing develops and six types of sensory challenges. Then she will demonstrate several fun, functional, hands-on, body-on activities that help children with SPD (as well as their typical friends and siblings) to get “in sync.” Activities emphasize heavy work, body awareness, rhythm and timing, visual and auditory processing, motor planning, crossing the midline and calming down. Using simple equipment such as paper plates, cardboard tubes, sticks, and stretchy bands, participants will review old-fashioned, three-dimensional strategies to get kids moving and learning, communicating, and participating joyfully in life around them.
· Increase understanding on how sensory processing develops as we grow, affecting everything we do and making it possible to function as active participants in daily life.
· Identify the six types of SPD and how they can affect the daily lives of children.
· Select “In-Sync” activities designed to engage various sensory systems and thereby improve learning and regulate behavior.
These conferences are vendored with Inland Regional Center – PJ5144 -102