Training on Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration: Understanding and Using the Perspective.

Introduction Children and adults with autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as those with other developmental disabilities often have sensory integration difficulties which may affect their ability to attend and learn, move about and do things in a coordinated and well organized way, manage emotions and interpersonal relationships, respond to and behave in a way that others expect. Unfortunately, we, as a community of professionals and allied persons, still do not have that kind of understanding for sensory integration, let alone the other people in the society. Considering the imporatnce, faith Bangladesh has joined hands with icddr,b to organize and conduct this noteworthy training program. Objectives of the course After successful completion, the participants will be able to: • Understand Sensory Integration Process: Registration, Modulation and Discrimination • Realize the importance of sensory integration for child’s development and learning. • Comprehend Oral Praxis and Verbal Dyspraxia • understand the contribution of sensory systems to vocalization • Perform Sensory strategies for eliciting responses in interaction and communication skills Course Structure The training program is designed with lectures, interactive discussions, group and individual exercises that focus on understanding and using sensory integration perspective at work place. It is a 2 daylong course which will begin at 9:00 am and will close by 5:00 pm. Target Participants • Clinical Speech and Language Therapists • Teachers of special schools • Health Professionals interested in dealing with disabilities of children or adult Facilitators Lead Facilitaor: Manish Samnani is a Certified Sensory Integration Therapist from University of Southern California and Certified Neuro-Developmental Therapist from NDTA USA. He received Gold Medal for academic excellence for Masters in Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics by Smt. Sonia Gandhi. He is the founder and managing director of SOCH based in India which is dedicated to children with special needs. Also he is heading and consulting various renowned institutions in India like Max Hospital, Children First, ACE and Salwan School etc. Mr. Samnani is engaged in teaching postgraduate students and research work since 2005 with many publications. He has been conducting training workshops in several schools, hospitals, conferences at home and abroad. Course fee The course fee is Taka Five Thousand (5000) only. How to Pay? The preferred method of payment is Online using Credit or Debit Card or Mobile Banking (e.g. BKash, DBBL, MCash, MY Cash). However, participants can also make payment directly to Technical Training Unit at icddr,b. Selection and Admission of participants The participants will be selected based on their pre-requisite qualifications and first come first serve basis. However, female participants will get preference. Only selected participants will be notified by email or SMS or over telephone. The admission of participants will be confirmed only when the fee is received. Certification After successful completion of the course, each participant will receive a certificate of participation.