Mary Queen of Peace Primary School,, Martinstown, Ballymena, Antrim
Autism and Sensory Processing
Sensory processing refers to the ability of an individual to register, interpret and respond to sensory information. This is a complex process involving all the sensory systems (auditory, gustatory, visual, olfactory, tactile, proprioceptive, vestibular and interoception). When sensory processing is working well, an individual can engage in daily functional activities and social interaction. Sensory processing differences are prevalent in children with autism and can affect every aspect of life and development.
This session examines the sensory processing differences frequently associated with autism and will demonstrate how such differences impact on learning, play, social interactions and behaviour for the primary school aged child.
• Develop an understanding of the sensory processing differences in autism.
• Understand how sensory processing differences can affect the child’s experience at home and in other settings.
• Understand how sensory processing differences can influence the child’s participation in daily activities.
• Develop an understanding of general intervention strategies to accommodate sensory processing differences in daily activities at home and beyond.
• Sensory processing differences in autism.
• How sensory processing differences can present in a child with autism.
• How sensory processing differences can affect the child’s participation in daily activities.
• Intervention strategies to address sensory processing differences at home and in other settings.
Mary Queen of Peace Primary School,
St Mary's Parish Centre, 2 Lisnamanny Road,
Mary Queen of Peace Primary School, , Martinstown, Ballymena , Antrim