Welcome to the GriffinOT Sensory Processing Training for Schools

The aim of this online sensory training is to explain why everyone must give a fuss about Sensory Processing Disorder!  GriffinOT knows that it’s often expensive to have trainers come to you and can be hard to organise schedules.  This is why we have adapted our flagship online Sensory Processing Disorder training into format that can be delivered to larger groups.  We hope the training offers an alternative to the individual course for schools or larger groups of people who want to learn about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

Who is the online sensory processing training for schools designed for?

  • Schools!  The group Sensory Processing Disorder training is perfect for teachers and teaching assistants working with children or adults who have SPD, Autism or Asperger’s, or ADHD.

  • Health professionals with limited or no knowledge about SPD.  This would include GPs, social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists and nurses wanting an introduction to SPD/Sensory Integration for their team.

  • A parent group wanting to learn more about Sensory Processing Disorder.

What does the SPD course involve?

The course content is all available online.   The core video content is 4.5 hours, and there are also sensory challenges and an optional case study to complete.  The course could be presented across a full day (7.5 hours) or broken into 2-4 shorter periods, depending on your group’s needs and availability.  Most schools find splitting the sensory training helpful as they can reflect on the learning between each stage.  There are additional resources which participants can also review outside of this time.

To run the training you will need a course coordinator who will organise the logistics of the training for your group. You also need a good internet connection to review the material.  There is a manual for the course coordinator outlining how to run the training (see below).

What does the online sensory processing training for schools cover?

The online Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) training helps you to understand what SPD is and how sensory modulation affects 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.  We also provide ideas on how to help support children’s sensory processing at home and school.

The sections of the sensory processing training for schools and groups are:

  • 1 – Introduction to Sensory Processing for Schools, Arousal, and Modulation

  • 2 – Our 7 senses

  • 3 – Neurology of Sensory Processing and the Subtypes

  • 4 – How to Help – Introduction

  • 5 – How to Help – Ideas for Subtypes

  • 6 – Optional Case Study

Testimonials from previous participants

‘Would very much recommend for schools.’

‘I liked the visual pictures on the slides as it made it more interesting.  I think the course would be good for schools to empower them.’

‘Good content and broken up well.  Sensory Processing: What’s the Fuss for groups would work well for school or parents and could be delivered in small sessions.’

‘I think that school staff would find it valuable to help them understand the basics.  I like how it can be broken down into sections and can be done at different times.’

‘Online for schools could work very well.’

How much does the sensory processing training for schools cost?

The course costs £300.  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 = £60).

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 with Buckinghamshire, Suffolk, Wokingham, Windsor & Maidenhead, and Wirral county LEAs.  We are happy to register with your LEA if this is helpful to facilitate payment.

Group courses include access to the content for one year. You can access the content as frequently as you like during this period.  This also allows staff members who may have missed the group training to access the content.

How long do we have to access the sensory processing disorder training for schools?

Once you sign up and you have access for a year to complete the training with your team.  During this time you can access the video content as often as you like. One benefit of this is that if any members of your team are not available on the training day, they can catch up in their own time.  Additionally, team members who wanted to review the content could also do this in their own time.  Many of the extra materials will also be available after the three months as they are open source.  You can also download and refer back to handouts and information.

Coordination outline – Sensory Processing Disorder training for groups and schools

The coordinator outline gives a detailed description of how the onsite coordinator could run the course.  If you want to preview this, you can download it here.  In addition, there is a video for the coordinator outlining recommendations on how to run the course.   You can preview this on the course page.

Here is a sample video of the first section of the Sensory Processing Disorder group training:

What does the sensory course look like behind the scenes?

If you would like to know more about the sensory processing training for schools or groups or have any further questions you can contact us at [email protected]

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