Sensory Processing in Children: How Parents Can Help
An evening presentation by Nikki Saccomandi, MS, OTR/L and Kasey Joy, MS, OTR/L, Assistant Clinical Directors, OTA The Koomar Center
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Wednesday, October 18 – 7:00pm
via Zoom webinar
Everything we do as human beings is dependent on our brains perceiving, interpreting and organizing the sensory information that surrounds us. Like many human abilities, this sensory processing can be variable, and impact the ease and success of many of our daily activities.
Learning the basic tenets and strategies of sensory processing can help parents, teachers and caregivers provide understanding and support to people with sensory processing challenges. Modifying tasks and the environment can often make a huge difference in how we perceive our world!
In this talk, you will learn:
- About sensory processing and the 8 different sensory systems.
- How sensory processing contributes to function, skill and emotional regulation.
- Signs of sensory processing differences and difficulties.
- Strategies to address challenges with sensory processing, regulation and behavior that may be used at home, school or in the community.
- Takeaways for your parenting toolkit and further resources.
There will be plenty of time for Q&A with our presenters.
This event is free, but your donation to support UOD’s work is appreciated.
Pre-registered attendees will receive a Zoom link and instructions. All portions of the event will include live transcription.
Email us if you have any questions or would like to request an accessibility accommodation.
Nikki Saccomandi, Assistant Clinical Director at OTA The Koomar Center, is a neurodivergent and neurodiversity affirming Occupational Therapist. She has experience working with individuals across the lifespan in clinic-based, school-based and mental health settings.
Kasey Joy is an Occupational Therapist and Assistant Clinical Director at OTA The Koomar Center. Kasey has 13 years of experience working in a variety of settings including schools, clinics and in the community both in the greater Boston area and in the UK.