‘Sensory Processing – What’s the Fuss?’ is the flagship sensory processing disorder course at GriffinOT.  This online sensory processing training aims to explain why everyone must give a fuss about sensory processing disorder!  We know that it’s often difficult to take time out or travel to courses, which is why we have taken our training online.  This online sensory processing training course allows you to study in your own time, at your own pace, whether at home or work.  We hope this flexibility enables all parents and teachers to access the training.  The GriffinOT website resources on sensory issues are designed to complement the training.

What does the online sensory processing training cover?

The online Sensory Processing Disorder training helps you understand what Sensory Processing Disorder is, and how sensory processing challenges affect children day to day.  The training teaches you why the senses are important for children’s learning and how they affect children’s behaviour and interactions.  Finally, we provide ideas on how to help support children’s sensory processing at home and school.  At the end of the course you will also receive a completion certificate.

The modules we include in the training course ‘Sensory Processing – What’s the Fuss?’ are:

  • 1 – Introduction to Sensory Processing & Modulation – What’s the Fuss?

  • 2 – What is sensory input and why is sensory input important?

  • 3 –What is arousal and what affects our arousal?

  • 4 – 6 – An introduction to the seven senses

  • 7 – How the brain integrates sensory input

  • 8 – What is sensory modulation?

  • 9 – 10 – The sensory modulation patterns, including sensory sensitivity and sensory seeking

  • 11 – 13 – How to help children with Sensory Processing Disorder

  • 14 – Review and farewell

Who is the online SPD training course designed for?

  • Parents of children with Sensory Processing Disorder or Autism.

  • Teachers working with children or adults who have Sensory Processing Disorder or Autism.

  • Health Professionals with limited or no knowledge about Sensory Processing Disorder.  This includes GPs, social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists and nurses wanting an introduction to Sensory Processing Disorder / Sensory Integration.

Participant testimonials

‘Brilliant!  I am learning lots and enjoying this.  Love the length of the modules as easy to fit into a busy life.  Also, the right amount of information to digest/apply to working life without feeling overloaded.  Clear, easy to understand.  Friendly presenter, nice style and clear communication.’

‘I wish I had access to a course like this years ago!’

‘It’s great that the modules are ‘bite-size’ and that you can access them whenever you have the time to complete them.  Very useful.’

‘Thank you. It was an easily accessible course, well-structured and very informative.’

‘Overall it was a great comprehensive training for people fairly new to sensory processing.’

How long is the course?

The course takes 5-7 hours to complete.  The core video content is 4.5 hours. The average length of individual videos is 15 minutes.  There are quizzes to complete for 12 modules. Some modules include extra readings and discussions. Additionally, there are optional resources and activities, which could take up to an additional 3 hours to complete.

How long do I have to access the course?

After signing up you have six months to complete the course. During this time you can access the video content as often as you like.  You can access many of the additional resources after the six months because they are open source.  You can also download and keep handouts and extra information.

How does the course work?

You can easily access the course through our online platform.  This video gives you a bit of a behind the scenes tour.

What is the cost of the online sensory processing training?

The course costs £30 (~$US40) for six months of access.  This does not include sales tax, which will be added to your purchase.  The sales tax rate is country dependent (e.g. UK = 20% VAT = £6).

For schools in the UK, we can provide an invoice if you would like to pay via cheque or BACS.  Just email us at [email protected] and we can organise this.  GriffinOT is a registered supplier/vendor with Buckinghamshire, Nottinghamshire Council, Suffolk, Windsor & Maidenhead, Wirral and Wokingham County LEAs.  We are happy to register with your LEA if this is helpful to facilitate payment.

Free sensory processing disorder course

If you’re not quite ready to sign up for the entire course you can join our community and access our free introductory course.  This course covers an introduction to sensory processing disorder and the seven senses.  We cover what sensory processing is and how the senses support learning and function.  We also briefly introduce sensory discrimination, dyspraxia, and sensory modulation.  This course is only an introduction and it does not provide ideas or strategies on how to support children or adults with Sensory Processing Disorder.  Strategies and ideas are covered in our full curse Sensory Processing – What’s the Fuss.  You can always upgrade to this course after you have completed the free introduction

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