Sensory processing disorder can exist in isolation or in combination with other diagnoses. More and more children are being diagnosed on the autistic spectrum and an aspect of this diagnosis, for many children, is sensory processing difficulties. This inability to accurately interpret information from their senses can be reflected in extremes of behaviour and may be seen as simply bad behaviour or a lack of discipline.
Robyn Sims, an Occupational Therapist and her business partner Jo Larcom of Magnetic Moves have been presenting Sensory Processing workshops, which include 5 secrets for calm kids, for over 4 years. They saw a need for teachers and parents to gain a better understanding of sensory processing in relation to children’s behaviour. Robyn’
Magnetic Moves has linked with Autism QLD to provide a 1 day workshop in Toowoomba on 14th June 2014 for parents, teachers and health professionals. At this workshop attendees will learn 5 strategies and activities which can be implemented at home or in the classroom to help calm and organise children. Register online www.magneticmoves.com.au