Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

This engaging course is highly recommended for teaching professionals who wish to gain a rounded understanding of the neurological disorder spectrum.

Duration 1hr
Who is this course suitable for? Leaders, support staff and SENDCos
Access Mobile, PC and TV
Achievement Certificate of Completion

About this course

An informative online workshop designed to help those with Deaf learners in their care to recognise and respond to the challenges faced by children with Sensory Processing Disorder.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a neurological disorder in which the sensory information that the individual perceives results in abnormal responses.

It’s reported that learners who are either HoH or Deaf are especially susceptible to SPD. This is because the inner ear affects the sense of balance and gravity and plays a major part in the processing of the other senses.

This workshop is essential viewing for SENDCos, teaching professionals and school leaders with Deaf learners in their care. It’s been created to help you heighten your understanding of the condition and put key interventions to provide learners with the support they need.

What does this ‘Sensory Processing Disorder’ course cover?

This easy-to-access online workshop focuses on the characteristics and effects of SPD, and is designed to help teaching professionals to broaden their knowledge and understand:

  • What it is and what it covers.
  • Barriers facing SPD learners when it comes to Interacting with others.
  • Daily functioning including social and family relationship-building challenges.
  • Regulating emotions and behaviours.
  • How it can affect self-esteem and impact learning.
  • Causes of certain behaviours and the appropriate interventions to put in place.

What outcomes can you expect from this course?

Completing this course will help you to:

By the end of the course, you’ll have a greater understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder and be able to:

  • Recognise signs of SPD and understand the barriers to learning it presents.
  • Develop robust educational strategies to support the needs of learners with SPD.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for teaching professionals including SEN teachers, SENDCos and school leaders.

Who will you learn with?

Andrew Whitehouse MSpEd, CPSE, (PGCert) BAHons QTS, People First Education.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)



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