Zone'in Training

Sensory Processing

Harnessing Energy: Sensory Tools and Techniques for Responsible Learning

Overview

Harnessing Energy raises awareness regarding the reasons why Today’s Children are unable to pay attention and learn. For learning to take place, children are required to process and integrate incoming sensory information from their environment. This sensation is in the form of energy, and energy from the environment “primes” the body for leaning. Children who overuse technology, experience body energy that is either charged or zoned out, limiting learning. Teachers, parents and therapists will experience use of sensory tools and techniques to enable children to self regulate their energy bodies, to enhance attention and improve learning skill and behavior.

Goal

Harnessing Energy profiles the Zone’in Concept to improve self-responsibility, and offers information regarding sensory integration, tools and techniques to enhance sensory processing, attention, learning, and behavior.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify critical factors for healthy development, and strategies to promote achievement of foundation skills
  • Evaluate sensory processing in children, and apply relevant sensory interventions
  • Relate current technology research to child development, and initiate technology reduction strategies
  • Apply the Zone’in Program concepts, tools and techniques to Harness Energy and get Zone’in to Learn

Handouts

Sensory Observations and Strategies form
Zone’in Concept
Zone’in Recommended Tools and Techniques

Who should attend?

Parents, teachers, administrators, special education staff, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, counsellors, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and child care providers. Foundation Series Workshops are designed to be introductory level for therapists, intermediate for teachers and advanced for parents, child care workers and teaching assistants.

Evidence based – Research referenced – Strategy focused

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