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Children with neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism, Dyspraxia/DCD and Attention Deficit and Hperactiviity Disorder may experience challenges with sensory processing and regulation in the classroom. Signs of poor regulation may include children appearing sluggish/zoned out, unable to sit still and focus on the task, or emotional outbursts when challenged by social or learning activities. This webinar will discuss sensory issues for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition, the webinar will provide attendees with a toolkit of regulation friendly strategies to enhance the learning and inclusion of all children not just children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr. Áine O'Dea is an occupational therapist with over twenty years clinical and research experience and is one of Ireland’s foremost experts in Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). She was the first occupational therapist in Ireland to receive one of the recipients of the prestigious SPHeRE (HRB – Health Research Board) scholarship, during which she completed her doctoral studies in the area of DCD, examining both the most effective interventions to treat this disorder, and how to combat the negative impacts it has on inclusion and participation for young people. Áine is passionate about increasing awareness of DCD and ways to support parents, professionals and schools to promote the physical, social, emotional and academic potential of children with DCD. Áine is an active participant in local and national occupational therapy networks.
|Course Date||03-11-2021 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||03-11-2021 8:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||07-07-2021|
|Cut off date||03-11-2021 5:00 pm|
|Speaker||Dr. Áine O'Dea - Occupational Therapist|
|Location||ONLINE (via ZOOM)|