Seminar on 21st June: Sensory Integration - Exploring The World Through Our Senses
- 19 November 2016
• Defining Sensory Integration
• The brain
• The central nervous system
• Why does movement matter
• Primitive Reflexes
• The role we play in our childen's development
• Our sensory systems
• Signs of sensory dysfunction
• What helps us to process sensory information
• The relationship between Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration
Dr. Jean Ayres, the creator behind the methodology of Sensory Integration, hypothesized that some children have an impairment in sensory integration which manifests in difficulties observed in purposeful behaviours. This dysfunction in sensory integration may explain why some children have trouble learning new skills, organizing themselves, regulating their attention, participating in school or play activities, and engaging in positive social experiences. Participating in this presentation will provide you with a clear over-view of the relationship between the brain and our senses, an understanding of how to support children in their development through sensory integration activities and an understanding of the role Occupational Therapists play in working with theory of sensory integration.
Aynsley Carter, MScOT
Aynsley Carter is an experienced Occupational Therapist who has offered paediatric services in a variety of countries including New Zealand, Holland, Germany, Canada and currently Hong Kong. Aynsley's continuous goal is to educate parents/teachers and empower children/adolescents to reach their full potential across all environments of life.
'I cant change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.'