Sensory Processing Dysfunction Commonly Found in Children with Special Needs – Classroom Accommodation and Sensory Diet, Tips for Oral Sensitive Children

Course Date
21 July 2023

Registration Deadline
7 July 2023

Time and Venue
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Synchronous (Zoom)

Parent and Caregiver Training
** Approved for Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) by Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
Full Course Fee : $110
Co-payment of $10 only payable to CPAS.
CTG is capped at $200 per child per financial year.

Full Course Fees
$110 (excluding GST)

Course Capacity
Max : 30 participants

Targeted Participants
Caregivers, School Teachers, Interventionists, Allied Health Professionals

Course Outline

Some common behavioral issues present in children may actually be signs of a sensory processing disorder. They can experience an aversion or exhibit a negative response to anything that triggers their senses, including lights, sounds, smells, tastes, and even touch. When children with sensory processing disorders encounter their triggers, they may experience sensory overload, which can cause them to lash out physically or verbally, shut down, or exhibit other signs of distress. Sensory processing disorders affect 5 to 16 percent of school-aged children. Children with SPD struggle with how to process stimulation, which can cause a wide range of symptoms including hypersensitivity to sound, sight and touch, poor fine motor skills and easy distractibility. Learning how to manage a sensory processing disorder effectively, as a child with the disorder and as an adult in that child’s life, must start with understanding the biology of sensory processing disorders as well as the signs of sensory processing disorder and their comorbidities.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to learn:

  • Overview of the sensory system -Theory of Sensory Integration
  • The different sensory systems.
  • Identification of sensory modulation disorder- common sensory issues.
  • Preparing sensory diet for Home.
  • Accommodation for classroom.
  • Oral sensory exercises for over sensitive or under sensitive mouth.

Course Instructor

Ms Pampi Ghosh is an (fully registered by allied health professional council) Occupational Therapist with a specialization in Sensory Integration (SI) and in Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT) in paediatrics. She has been practicing since 1990 mainly with infant and children from birth to early adolescence. She is a sign post certified therapist for behaviour management. She is a recognized Occupational Therapy student supervisor since 1993. Currently she is the Associate Faculty for Occupational Therapy course at Singapore Institute of Technology since 2018. Her work experiences are primarily with children having physical and intellectual disabilities, namely cerebral palsy, developmental delay, autism, downs syndrome and other chromosomal syndrome. She also has extensive experience in the management of sensory integrative disorder. Besides her professional qualification she also holds Graduate diploma in organization leadership.
Currently Pampi, is Department Head of Occupational Therapy at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS). She was the core team member in implementation of Transdisciplinary approach at CPAS for Early intervention programme in 2013 and later was involved in implementation of Trans D approach in special school. She was also the key member to implement School to work programme in 2016.
She is the key member of Establishing Sensory Integration clinic, Seating and 24- hour positioning clinic, Hand and ortho clinic, Assistive technology HUB and independent living centre at CPAS.
Pampi was the Judge of Assistive technology projects of student innovation challenge – I CREATE Workshop and Reviewed paper for I create 9TH International convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Conference, she was the project reviewer in a study entitled “Portable Robotic Rehabilitation Device for Training Fine Motor Skills”. A research project by Republic Polytechnic, School of Engineering.
Her special interest of training is in the area of understanding Cerebral Palsy , intervention of hand function, prewriting/handwriting skills, complex special seating and 24 hour positioning for children with multiple disability, Sensory processing and sensory Integration deficits and strategies , visual perception /visual motor skills, upper limb facilitation and fine motor skill ,splinting , Basic Activities of Daily living such as Feeding , Dressing ,Toileting skills , measuring outcome for Assistive technology .
Pampi has conducted numerous Workshops on above mentioned area in Singapore and overseas. She is the trainer at SSI since 2004 and received long service award in 2021.

Ms Jaya Gopinath is practicing as an Occupational Therapist since 2000 and has been working in Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) since 2015. She performed responsibilities in early intervention and adult rehabilitation such as evaluating rehabilitative needs, using appropriate assessment tools and developing customized treatment plans and goals, and delivering appropriate therapy interventions to help children to overcome difficulties and stressors. She also provides clinical services within a team structure to support children, with cerebral palsy and other disabilities namely developmental delay, autism, downs syndrome and other chromosomal syndrome to meet their identified needs. She has an in-depth understanding of the diverse treatment modalities. She has served clients in feeding clinic along with multi-disciplinary team and specialized knowledge and skills in feeding, eating, and swallowing for Occupational Therapy Practice.

Terms and Conditions
– Parents / Caregivers are required to fill in the CTG Application form, and provide the necessary documents stated in the form as required by AIC.
– Registration will be confirmed only upon receiving invoice or full payment.
– If the participant is absent without valid reason or without supporting document, full course fees will be charged with no refund

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