Connecting Sensation and Emotion to Guide Play-based Treatment




Connecting Sensation & Emotion to Guide Play-based Treatment: A Sensory Attuned Play Framework that Enhances Sensory Motor Development Through Emotional Expression

Michele Parkins, MS, OTR/L

4 sessions | 1.5 hours per session | weekly on Tuesdays
Scheduled Dates: 1/11; 1/18; 1/25; 2/1
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm Eastern
Online via Zoom

The way we move and respond to sensation impacts how we feel. Equally how we feel impacts they way we move and how we respond to sensation. This workshop will explore the connection between sensation, action and emotion offering a new lens on how we play and interact with our children. An evidence-based treatment approach will be shared to help you bring sensation and emotion together in your work with your children and families. Beginning with a quick review of sensory processing differences, we will dive deeper into the impact of these differences on the way our children feel and interact with others. Predominant emotion states and action states that trend with each sensory processing difference will be identified accompanied by new research that supports this connection. With an understanding of these connections, you will be guided to develop play scenarios that encompass both the sensory motor and social emotional needs of children impacted by each sensory processing difference to facilitate regulation, engagement and social connection.

This Master Class will be submitted for review for AOTA Continuing Education credits. Updates will be added once available. There will be an additional fee for those seeking credit

Although all providers in this directory have completed one or more of Profectum’s certificate training courses on the DIR-FCD model, the providers listed in this directory are independent contractors. Providers are not agents nor are they employees and nor are they under the control of Profectum Foundation. Providers are solely responsible for the quality of the services you receive.