Would you like help to understand and identify a child's sensory needs?
Are you looking for practical ways to support children’s sensory regulation?
We all experience the world around us through our senses. How our brains process movement, colours, smells, textures, balance and sounds have an impact on how we interpret and respond to a situation.
For some children, bright lights or loud noises can be the trigger for difficult types of behaviour because of how discomforting it can be. Other individuals may have difficulty organising and making sense of sensory information.
It can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the different sensory needs a child may have. So in this course, you will learn different examples of sensory needs from all of the 8 sensory systems and practical ways you can help and support.
I'll show you step-by-step how to identify sensory needs and how to support sensory regulation through various proactive, practical strategies.
How Will This Course Benefit Me?
Gain a good understanding of sensory needs and the 8 sensory systems
Understand hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity and what this may feel like in each sensory system.
Get equipped with practical ways you can support children's sensory regulation
Finish the course with a range of practical tools and strategies that you will be able to confidently implement to support individual children or whole groups.
Real life examples of sensory needs and the supports that made an impact
How different sensory supports have supported children's regulation and the impact on learning, focus, wellbeing and behaviour.
Ready to Learn More?!
Access Any Time
Complete the course at a time convenient for you. Our flexible, on-demand courses allow you to log in and complete the content as you go, plus you can revisit the content if needed!
Each course is broken down into short modules, allowing you to easily follow the content. The modules are full of invaluable, to-the-point information and resources.
With a vast wealth of knowledge and experience, each video is filled with practical advice that you can implement, immediately.
Each course comes with downloadable resources including visual supports, slides, reflection tasks and other helpful resources. These will help support your learning and practice.
Ongoing support is offered through our comment boxes on each video.
Our courses can be completed on whatever your preferred device is, either via your browser or the Teachable app.
What Our Course Participants Have To Say...
"This course helped me to develop a well-rounded toolkit of regulating strategies to build upon our existing system."
"This is such an informative course, full of great detail, fantastic further reading list and especially useful resources. Thank you."
"This course is so helpful! For my own personal reasons also, it's helped me understand my own processing problems!
I can't wait to use this at work and use this in my everyday sessions (I work 1:1 with Sen children on an outreach programme)"
Access the Course Content on Any Device and Any Time!
- Introduction (1:27)
- Downloadable resources (including slides, reflection task, sensory needs guide)
- Hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity (3:46)
- The visual system and sensory processing differences (5:22)
- The auditory system and sensory processing differences (8:08)
- The gustatory system and sensory processing differences (7:43)
- The olfactory system and sensory processing differences (3:32)
- The tactile system and sensory processing differences (11:43)
- The vestibular system and sensory processing differences (3:40)
- The proprioception system and sensory processing differences (3:58)
- The interoception system and sensory processing differences (6:58)
- The senses reflection questions (0:34)
- Sensory overload (2:56)
- Help to identify sensory needs (1:36)
- How we can adapt the environment to support sensory needs (15:20)
- Proactive and reactive sensory regulation strategies (6:18)
- Sensory breaks (3:15)
- Sensory resources (5:29)
- Learning and feedback (0:38)
Hi I’m Steph Reed Your Teacher!
Over the past 12 years, I have taught many autistic children, with a wide variety of abilities and complex needs.
I am now a specialist teacher and consultant helping schools and services ensure high quality autism provision and practice, enabling children to achieve and maximise their potential.
I have tailored these online courses to give you accessible, and bite-size, background knowledge in evidence-based approaches, as well as the practical understanding and skills in how to implement strategies and importantly, ensure impact on learning.
For more information about the work I do, please visit www.autismspectrumteacher.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course for?
Teachers, teaching assistants, learning support assistants, educational professionals, SENCO's, trainees, parents, carers and anyone wanting to learn more about supporting sensory needs.
How will the course be taught?
The course will be taught through a series of videos, downloadable resources and reflection tasks. You will have a login and password to access the content and you can complete the course at your own pace.
How long will it take to complete?
Approximately 1 - 2 hours.
How long will I be able to access the content for?
You can access the content whenever you want!
Can I use the course videos and materials for training groups such as during an INSET day or staff meeting?
Yes! You can purchase a group training licence. Please email [email protected] for all group training orders.
What if I need support?
We are available to offer you support at any time during the course, just an email or phone call away!
Is there a money-back guarantee or refund option?
The courses are designed to give you valuable information and skills however, if you are not 100% satisfied with the course and let us know within 30 days of purchasing, you will receive a full refund.
This course can form part of your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
Please share with your employer, as they may be able to fund your training.
A certificate will be issued upon full completion of the course.
“In the time that Steph has been working with my school, I have been able to see a sustained improvement in the provision offered. This has been the case in the growing knowledge and skills of the staff she has worked alongside, the physical environment provided for pupils with ASD and the outcomes for those pupils"
Jess Hutchison, Headteacher at Grazebrook Primary School