Webinar - Live - Session 3 - Exploring the Senses: Sensory tools and strategies for children with Bethany Brewin
The focus of this three-part webinar series is on conversations related to how we process the sensory world. Parents and caregivers will benefit from listening to Bethany Brewin (M. Sc. O.T.) discuss topics surrounding how the sensory system works, various types of sensory “styles”, sensory friendly adaptations as well as strategies and sensory tools that parents can incorporate into their daily routine.
Session 3 of 3: Exploring the Senses: Sensory tools and strategies for children
Examples of strategies will include sensory tools (e.g., noise-cancelling headphones, fidget tools), environmental modifications (e.g., a “cozy corner”) as well as exercises and activities that can be incorporated into the daily routine (e.g., chair or wall push-ups). This webinar will explore various ways to integrate sensory friendly adaptations to approach food, listen to music and participate in movement and activities. This webinar will conclude with an interactive “sensory scavenger hunt”.
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Additional sessions in this series:
Session 1: An introduction to the sensory system
Bethany is an experienced occupational therapist living in Simcoe County. She attended the University of Toronto for her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has worked with children, youth, and families across Canada, as well as providing consultation services to childcare settings, schools, and community organizations. Bethany has presented on a variety of topics over the years, from fine motor skills to healthy eating; she was a panelist at a recent symposium on the impact of screen time on early childhood development. She is particularly passionate about connecting with the world around us through mindfulness: engaging our senses to connect with our surroundings. Bethany is a part of Autism Ontario's "Subject Matter Expert" team.
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