Background to the review
Sensory processing differences impact children’s school participation (1) and ability to engage in meaningful occupations (2). Sensory strategies are one way to support participation in meaningful occupation (3).
Online sensory training courses can provide an immediate and easily scalable, universal support to educators and families. In line with RCOT guidelines (4), it can build capacity among those supporting children with Special Education Needs, and extend the profession’s reach to the maximum number of children. To help more educators and parents understand and support these children, Kim began providing online sensory training in 2017. She currently offers a free introduction and a longer course – Sensory Processing with GriffinOT.
Aim of the review
To audit the impact of online sensory training on participant’s knowledge, confidence and practical application of sensory regulation strategies when supporting children at school and home.
Participants could complete optional anonymous pre and post evaluation questionnaires during each Level of the sensory training. The questionnaires collect information that tracks changes to participants’ knowledge, confidence, use of sensory supports, and their satisfaction with the training overall.
This page (and poster below) presents a preliminary analysis of the data from participants who have consented to the sharing of anonymised data.