Sensory Integration and Trauma in Children



Lecturer, Laura Graham, is an independent occupational therapist and Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner. She has spent many years working in community teams for the NHS with both children and adults with neurodevelopmental and learning disabilities. Laura is currently working towards completion of her MSc in Sensory Integration. 

Overview

This 1 day course will provide an insight into sensory integration and its application and links to developmental trauma / early childhood trauma and attachment issues , which can include: early loss or lack or consistent caregiver; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; various forms of neglect and medical or life-saving procedures.

Consequences of trauma are varied and the area of sensory processing and trauma is gaining increased attention with the work of leaders in the field such as Eadaoin Bhreathnach and Jane Koomar.

Trauma and sensory integration issues are deeply entwined, but by assisting survivors of trauma and their caregivers to understand and manage their sensory processing challenges, a positive effect on the impact of trauma can be achieved.

 Summary: This 1 day course will provide an insight into sensory integration and its application and links to developmental trauma / early childhood trauma and attachment issues , which can include; early loss or lack or consistent caregiver, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, various forms of neglect and medical or life-saving procedures.
 Audience: The course is suitable for those professionals with an existing understanding of sensory integration theory, from health, social care or educational backgrounds, working with children or adolescents who have experienced trauma and present with sensory integration dysfunction. For those without a basic knowledge of SI we recommend taking our Online Introduction to Sensory Integration Difficulties course first.
 Length: 1 day - Registration will open at 9.00 am for a 9.15 am start. The course will finish at 5:00 pm.
 Fee: Gold and Silver Member Fee: £185 
Bronze Member Fee: £246.67 (Take our online Introduction to SI Difficulties course first and receive Free membership.)  A light lunch is included. Accommodation is not included. 
NEW: We can also offer this course at our customers' sites on their preferred dates. Click here for more information.
 Lecturer: Laura Graham, Occupational Therapist and Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner
 
What Shall I Bring? A laptop or tablet so you can view the electronic manual during the course.

Benefits of attending

This event will:

  • Acquaint the participants with the basic neuroscience underlying trauma responses.
  • Discuss the inferences of introducing sensory integration as a frame of reference to survivors of childhood trauma.
  • Explore how attachment difficulties should be considered, as well as co-regulation by caregivers.
  • Contemplate dissociation and its links to sensory processing along with sensory modulation difficulties and dysregulated behaviours.
  • Consider how to change practice when working with those who have experienced trauma and present with sensory integration challenges
  • Think about environmental adaptions that could benefit those who have experienced traumas.
  • The opportunity to engage in experiential learning, work through case studies and observe video clips will ensure an interactive approach to learning. Hand-outs, reference lists and suggested further reading will be provided. 
  • Provide an opportunity to engage in experiential learning, work through case studies and observe video clips, ensuring an interactive approach to learning. 

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those professionals with an existing understanding of sensory integration theory, from health, social care or educational backgrounds, working with children or adolescents who have experienced trauma and present with sensory integration dysfunction. 

For those without a basic knowledge of SI we recommend taking our Online Introduction to Sensory Integration Difficulties course first (and receive free membership). See more.

How to book a place

Click on the link below for your preferred date/venue and complete the booking form which will open in a new window. Bookings must be made in the name of the person attending the course including their own email address. On booking, you will receive an invoice within 2 working days. Payment is required within 30 days or prior to the course start date, whichever is soonest. Please see our booking terms and conditions for more information.

Immediately after booking your course place you will receive a confirmation email from us containing important course information.  If you do not receive this email please check your spam/junk email folder first and then contact us

Are there any places left?

Click the course link below to check place availability.

Can I reserve a place?

We are unable to reserve places. 

Cancellation insurance

The SI Network strongly advises that participants arrange cancellation insurance to cover unforeseen events such as illness, unfavourable weather, or cancellation of a course for which travel and accommodation costs have been incurred.

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On-site training

Save up to 54% off scheduled course fees and save staff travel/accommodation costs and time away from work

Up to 30 attendees: £2,900
Up to 40 attendees: £3,800
Up to 50 attendees: £4,200
Up to 60 attendees: £5,200

Fee includes:
  • Quality on-site sensory integration training delivered by our experienced SI Network lecturers who are all practising therapists.
  • On-line course manual and resources.
  • Attendance certificate for Continuing Professional Development records.
  • Course feedback from your delegates to measure success.
  • FREE Gold or Silver 2 Year SI Network membership for each attendee, valued up to £70.00 per person.
The customer will provide a suitable venue and catering, plus any marketing for the course. The course is delivered by 1 lecturer for up to 50 attendees and 2 lecturers for over 50 attendees. Lecturer travel/accommodation costs are included within the fee.

We can provide this training in the UK and Ireland only. No VAT payable as the SI Network is not VAT registered.

To find out more information and enquire about dates, please complete our on-site training request form. 


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