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23TRA026 Communicating Through Sensory Play In The Primary Classroom






Date :    Monday, 20th November 2023
Time :    6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Venue : Online via Zoom

Verbal communication is often considered the most importance form of communication in the classroom. However, for many children, other forms of communication are more suited to their current abilities and learning styles.

This webinar looks to provide teachers and SNAs with ideas, skills and strategies to help children engage and communicate through sensory play. During the webinar we will review how a number of areas of the curriculum can be made more inclusive through the use of sensory play.

Areas to be covered include:
  • Reflecting on communication
  • Understanding of our senses and sensory processing.
  • Reviewing how children can engage with the primary school curriculum through sensory play
  • Strategies and ideas for sensory engagement
  • Participants will have a greater understanding of the foundational aspects of sensory processing and integration
  • Participants will develop strategies and tools to help children develop communication and expression through sensory activities
  • Participants will have gained knowledge of a number of practical and achievable strategies to help children engage with the primary school curriculum through sensory activities.
Bio of Presenter: Stephen Hodnett
 photo of Stephen Hodnett

Stephen is a qualified occupational therapist and primary school teacher with over 10 years’ experience in the classroom, working in both mainstream and SEN settings. Stephen has worked with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland and their members in recent times, including the development of the ‘Our say in our schools’ resource for schools by children with Dyspraxia/DCD.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 20-11-2023 6:30 pm
Course End Date / Time 20-11-2023 7:30 pm
Cut off date 20-11-2023 6:30 pm
Available place 1000
Fee Free
Number Hours 1
Speaker Stephen Hodnett
Location Online

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