Sensory Smart Parenting

Topic : Sensory Smart ParentingBuilding advocates through purposeful parenting and enabling individuals through acknowledgement of their inherent sensory profile

Outline:

To help your child, you will learn (among other skills) how to:

  • Acknowledge and gain an understanding of sensory integration as a neurological process, theory of practice, intervention approach and diagnosis;
  • Describe arousal and self-regulation as it relates to attention and behaviour;
  • Gain awareness of associated problems relating to sensory processing challenges (i.e. difficulties impacting to attention, behaviour, engagement, learning and social engagement);
  • enable your child with sensory issues through a combination of medicated learning, floortime therapy, social thinking and alert programme.

 

Date: 4 November 2017, Saturday (Day 1) , 18 November 2017, Saturday (Day 2)

 

This is a CTG approved workshop, Co-payment of $10 only and MUST attend both days. Terms and conditions apply.

A child needs to effectively use information received from all his/her senses. All these inputs (movement and internal body awareness included) must be registered by sensory receptors, processed in the brain, and acted upon in an adaptive way for him to function at his best. The child may have sensory issues if he/she fidgets constantly, has short-attention span, has limited fine or gross motor skills or has writing difficulties.

To help your child, you will learn how to:

  • acknowledge and gain an understanding of sensory integration as a neurological process, theory of practice, intervention approach and diagnosis;
  • describe arousal and self-regulation as it relates to attention and behaviour;
  • gain awareness of associated problems relating to sensory processing challenges (i.e. difficulties impacting to attention, behaviour, engagement, learning and social engagement);
  • enable your child with sensory issues through a combination of mediated learning, floortime therapy, social thinking and alert programme.

There will be a sharing of new updates for treatment options in the clinic and school-based practice and treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Sensory profiles will be scored, analysed and practical plan of cares for some profiles will also be shared.

Target Audience

Therapists, teachers, parents, caregivers and other professionals who want to understand the fundamentals of sensory integration and its impact on attention, behaviour, social engagement, creative thinking and purpose driven play and learning.

 


 

About the Speaker:

Alvin Chan

Alvin Chan is a registered occupational therapist with the Allied Health Professions Council. He is also registered and licensed with the Canadian and American Certification and Licensing Boards. He is also a member of the Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists. He has had working experiences in Canada, Australia and the United States prior to arriving in Singapore. His experience in Singapore includes two years as the sole charge therapist in an international school and one year as a senior therapist at a private occupational therapy centre. He took on the role of Clinical Director of Kidz-Pediatric Occupational Therapy Consultants in 2001. Alvin is experienced in working with both special needs and mainstream school children with various diagnoses inclusive of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Developmental Delay, speech and language disorders, learning disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Down Syndrome.

 


 

Date

18 Nov 2017

Time

09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Cost

$100 for both days ($50 for each). Notes and refreshments will be provided.

Location

AWWA Resource and Training Centre
11 Lorong Napiri, Level 3, Singapore 547532

Contact

AWWA Resource and Training Centre
Phone
6511 5310/7678
Email
resourcetrg@awwa.org.sg
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