Senses and Sensibilities: An Inside View on Recognizing and Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum With Sensory Issues

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Non Credit
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Bright fluorescent lights. Loud noises. Bright colors. For professionals working with people on the autism spectrum or any individual with sensory issues, you need to know how to better understand and reduce sensory overload.

In two 3-hour sessions, you will develop the skills to recognize and reduce sensory issues for people on the autism spectrum—whether in school, at home, at work or in the community. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of sensory overload and the neurology of sensory processing. Through powerful and enlightening personal examples from the presenter, you’ll get a sense (pun intended) of how sensory overload affects these individuals, and learn practical, easy-to-implement solutions for accommodations. You’ll review numerous books, DVDs, equipment and other assessment instruments to help support these individuals, and come away with new skill sets as a professional in the field.

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Who can benefit:

  • Regular and Special Education Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Therapists
  • Administrators
  • Others in allied fields
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Levermore Hall, 303
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