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Autism and Sensory Processing 

 
 

Sensory processing refers to the ability of a young person to register, interpret and respond to sensory information. This is a complex process involving all the sensory systems (auditory, gustatory, visual, olfactory, tactile, proprioception, vestibular and interoception). When sensory processing is working well, a young person can engage in daily functional activities and social interaction. Sensory processing differences are prevalent in autistic young people and can affect every aspect of daily life. 

 

This session examines these sensory processing differences and will demonstrate how such differences impact on learning, leisure activities and choices, social interactions, and life skills in school and home settings. 

 

Expected Outcomes 

Participants will: 

  • Develop an understanding of sensory processing differences. 

  • Understand how sensory processing differences can affect the young person’s experience in school, home, and other settings. 

  • Understand how sensory processing difference can specifically affect an autistic young person and their participation in daily activities. 

  • Develop an understanding of modifications and supports to accommodate sensory processing differences in daily activities at school, home and beyond 

 
 

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Integrated College, Glengormley
134 Ballyclare Road,
Newtownabbey
Antrim
BT36 5HP
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Kate Cullen

Kate Cullen

Kate Cullen is an Autism Specialist Occupational Therapist for children and young people. She has Postgraduate qualifications in Sensory Integration, including SIPT registration and is an Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner. Kate works within a Child and Adolescent Autism diagnostic and intervention Service. She is a tutor and assessor for the graduate Certificate in Autism Studies course delivered in partnership with Middletown Centre for Autism and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Kate previously worked as an Occupational Therapist for Middletown Centre for Autism and in Special Schools with children and young people with physical disabilities, developmental disorders, and autism, aged 3-19 years, providing assessment, intervention within trans-disciplinary and multiagency teams. She has experience writing and delivering training on autism related topics to parents, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has delivered programmes in schools and homes addressing difficulties in engaging in personal care, life skills, leisure, school, and work as result of motor coordination, sensory processing, sensory motor and perception for children and young people with autism. She has training in a variety of therapeutic approaches

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Integrated College, Glengormley , Newtownabbey , Antrim

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