Understanding Sensory Processing

At GriffinOT we want to help educators and parents to understand and support Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or Sensory Integration differences.  This is why we developed our free and paid online Sensory Processing Disorder training courses.  Our sensory courses are designed to:

  • Help you understand children’s sensory behaviours

  • Teach you why some children might react differently to sensory inputs

  • Provide you with strategies you can use to help children who experience sensory processing challenges

  • Give you the confidence to know you’re doing the right thing to help!

  • Help you to understand sensory processing and autism/ASD

  • Explore the impact sensory processing disorder has on a child’s learning

Who is the Sensory Processing Disorder training for?

Our online sensory integration training is a great option if you can’t make it to face to face courses and want to learn in your own time.  We assume no knowledge and start right at the beginning with the senses.  The sensory courses are perfect for anyone working within Special Education.  It is also helpful for parents of children with suspected sensory issues.

The sensory processing disorder training is specifically designed for

  • Teachers

  • Teaching assistants

  • Parents and carers (including grandparents!)

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

What’s in the different Levels of the Sensory Processing Disorder training?

The full list of videos is available here – Sensory Processing with GriffinOT. International purchases and group pricing are also available, see below.

What are participants saying about Sensory Processing with GriffinOT?

“The material was clear and understandable, even being unfamiliar with certain terms prior to the course. The videos were engaging and real life examples aided in understanding the topic further.”

Teacher, UK

“This introductory course to SPD is perfectly pitched: it deals with very complex concepts in a clear, direct way which is accessible to all. I will be adding the full course to my team’s CPD. Many thanks to GriffinOT”


Amazing training that you can do at your own pace. Really easy to navigate and easy to go back and watch videos again if you are unsure of anything. I love that it shows you your progress.

Children's Support Worker, UK

“I found this course really easy to follow and liked how you could stop and come back to the course over a period of time in order to complete it.”

Parent, USA

A comprehensive break down of everything sensory. This course takes you from zero to a hundred and explains everything along the way. I have so much knowledge now and feel ready to apply it all in the classroom.

Teacher, UK

An excellent, user friendly course. Very informative and taught in small sections to help understanding. Would highly recommend to both parents and school staff.

Teaching Assistant, Ireland

A clear and informative course. I learnt from every module, especially the neurology.  I highly recommend to anyone working in a special schools and ARPs, to have a more in depth understanding of our children. Thank you Kim, I thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience!

Teaching Assistant, UK

Our participant feedback speaks for itself!

Here’s  how participants have rated the content and quality of Sensory Processing with GriffinOT in 2021.   The average score for content was 4.52/5.  And, the average score for quality was 4.47/5.

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What does the training look like?

The training is all pre-recorded and online.  You can start at any time and progress at your own pace.  There are workbooks to help to enhance your learning.  And you can ask Kim questions in Levels 2&3.

What is the impact of the training?

Kim is continually monitoring the impact of Sensory Processing with GriffinOT.  She presented the results of pre and post knowledge questionnaires at the 2021 Children’s OT Conference (RCOT-CYPF) and the Sensory Integration Education Online Conference.  Preliminary results are showing positive trends in participant’s knowledge and confidence scores before and after the training.  They also indicate a huge gap between the number of people using sensory strategies and those who are accessing training (91% vs 26%).  This discrepancy in use and access to training motivates Kim to continue providing online resources.

You can read the full impact summary here.

Or, if you want to hear how the training helped Becky’s class, you can read her reflection here.

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GriffinOT Sensory Processing Disorder Training – Options and Pricing

We have a number of different pricing options for those joining our Sensory Processing Disorder training.  If you’re from a school and want to train a number of staff, we would recommend our school packages – click here for details.  If you’re an individual please continue reading.

To view our fine motor training and programmes click here.

Level 1

  • 1 hour
  • 6 months’ access
  • Certificate included
  • Learn about all eight (yes 8!) senses
  • Introduction to sensory processing

Level 2

  • 2 hours
  • 6 months’ access
  • Certificate included
  • Learn about all eight (yes 8!) senses
  • Introduction to sensory processing
  • Explores modulation in further depth
  • Goals setting and monitoring
  • Sensory processing in autism

Level 3

  • 4 hours
  • 6 months’ access
  • Level 2 included
  • Learn about all eight (yes 8!) senses
  • Introduction to sensory processing
  • Explores modulation in further depth
  • Goals setting and monitoring
  • Sensory processing in autism
  • Learn more about dyspraxia and how to help
  • Provides specific strategies to help support sensory differences
  • Introduction to the neurology behind sensory responses
  • Links sensory processing with emotional regulation

Group pricing available for schools!

We offer have group pricing available for schools and organisations who want to train more than four staff.

Cost for staff when billed on the same invoice are:

  • 5 staff = £175
  • 10 staff = £300
  • Additional staff = £10 per person

You can learn more and request an invoice here.  Or, just send an email to training@griffinot.com with the course and number of participants you need included in the invoice.

International Conversions

Approximate international conversions for Level 3  (£45) at October 2021  are: USD $65 AUD $90 NZD $95 EUR €55.

Please note your bank card may add an international transaction fee and conversions rates continually change. You can check the most current rates at xe.com.

Sensory training – a teacher’s reflection

Becky teaches autistic children in a specialist provision in the UK.  She spoke with Kim about her experiences before and after the training.  And how the training better equipped her to support the learners in her class.

“The training has helped me to identify sensory needs more accurately.  I can consider what sensations might be triggering behaviours.  I’m now aware that some sensory behaviours might be covering up or supporting other sensory needs.  The training has helped me to understand the differences between sensory sensitivity, slow and seeking.  This has enhanced my ability to put the right supports in place for the learners in my class”

You can read Becky’s full reflection here.

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