Sensory play has countless benefits including the development of gross and fine motor skills, supporting language development, problem solving skills and social interaction. This course will outline what sensory play is and why we use it with the children we work with. It will entail simple and innovative ways of using sensory play activities, that accommodate all of our sensory systems. We will focus on sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. There will be a huge focus on regulation - including breathing techniques, brain breaks, and fidget toys. Information will be provided on valuable resources and recipes that will make sensory play part of your daily routine. There will be a discussion on physical sensory play - our proprioceptive, vestibular and interoceptive systems - with a focus on regulation, movement, rhythmic activities, messy play and the development of sensory trays.
This webinars are suitable for both teachers and special needs assistants.
Facilitator: Debbie Cullinane
Debbie Cullinane is based in Claremorris. She is a qualified play therapist, runs her own private practice and is currently completing a Masters in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy with a specialisation in play with the Children’s Therapy Centre. Debbie has over ten years teaching experience as a primary school teacher. She is also play therapy partner with Smyths Toys Superstores.