Understanding and Using Sensory Techniques: An Introduction

  • Individuals with ASDs frequently exhibit sensory seeking and avoidance behaviors.
  • This workshop offers participants an introduction to the vocabulary used to describe sensory functioning and sensory processing deficits.
  • Emphasis will be placed on exploring how these concepts relate to individuals on the autism spectrum

Creating Therapeutic Sensory Environments and Programs for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Continuing from the introductory content of the first course, participants will explore in greater depth how to design and structure spaces and activities that meet the sensory needs of those with ASDs.
  • A brief review of the concepts presented in the previous course will be offered at the start of the class.
  • Based on case studies, participants will have the opportunity to practice designing sensory diets and environments that can lead to more optimal functioning for those with sensory processing deficits.