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Becoming a Behavioural Detective: A Sensory Processing Approach in Looking Beyond the Behaviour

  • St. Mark's Anglican Church 203 Logy Bay Road St. John's, NL, A1A 3T7 Canada (map)
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This two-day workshop is designed to support a wide range of professionals (speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and special educators) who work collaboratively towards the enhancement of a child’s learning, function and well-being. Attunement, co- regulation, communication, sensory processing and engagement will be discussed throughout. Explore the neurobiology of sensory processing intervention, developmental disability and attachment, and the art of providing therapy for children with a variety of neurological, behavioural, mental health and communication challenges. Through lecture, videotape analysis, treatment demonstration and practical sessions, clinicians and caregivers will leave the workshop energized to problem solve client intervention in a new way!

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the neurobiology of challenging behaviour

  • Distinguish between sensory, emotional and cognitive components of behaviour

  • Integrate theories of intervention into a holistic approach to complex behaviours

  • Develop treatment techniques, relationship-building tools and dialoging skills with complex situations.

  • Analyze various overlapping contributions to behaviour problems

Day One

8:30 am It’s All the Same Buckets of Chemicals: Arousal Theory

10:30 am Sensory Contributions to Challenging Behaviour

12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm Trauma, Sensory Processing & Defiant Behaviour

3:15 pm Attachment Theory & Sensory Processing

4:30pm End of Day

Day Two

8:30 am Co-Regulation, Attunement & Attachment Intervention

10:30 am Managing Arousal with Sensory Strategies

12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm Sensory Strategies Continued

3:15 pm How to Dialogue with Complex Clients

4:30 pm Adjourn
* There will be af 15 minute break each morning and each afternoon


Payment will be accepted by Email Money Transfer (EMT). For registration link or for any queries, please contact Course Support at


$100 FOR Eastern Health Employees eligible for Janeway Foundation Grants

$200 FOR all others

Deadline to Register: Nov 1, 2019

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