Calming Strategies for Autism and Sensory Processing

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Overview: A course designed to empower those who love children with ASD and give them knowledge to make informed decisions regarding their care. Primary focus on improving function with a variety of techniques that are as individual as the people diagnosed with Autism, and Sensory Processing difficulties.

Course Objectives:
  • Identify general characteristics and types of Autism and sensory processing.
  • Explain the basic functions of the sensory systems and how it effects arousal and energy levels.
  • Identify what subtle and obvious types of stimulus can activate, hype, or calm a child.
  • Describe a variety of simple, home-made supports to help calm a child.
  • Identify current alternative trends and therapies about which parents are asking questions.
Education Level: Intermediate
Cost: $199 or $179 for a group of two or more
Instructor: Marti Smith, OTR/L
Contact: E-Mail or (512) 522-0762.

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A certificate for six participation hours will be awarded at the end of the workshop.
Learners will be required to complete a multiple choice evaluation at the end of each learning activity in order to receive CEU credit documentation.

Certificates will be sent to registered email at the conclusion of on-site workshops.. Participants can download documentation after a web based learning. Distance learning will receive documentation within two weeks of submission of evaluation.

Workshop Agenda
Registration and Continental Breakfast
General overview of Autism.
General overview of how the sensory system
works and what can go wrong.
Break out course
Comparing types of stimulus.
What "hypes" a child up? What calms a child down?
Lunch on your own
Current medications and theories
Simple supports to help calm in the classroom, at home, and on vacation.
Break out session
Alternative therapies and Apps that help
Participants will earn a certificate for 6 contact hours with all information required by NBCOT.