The Sunflower Clinic is now offering Sensory Circuit training programmes for school teachers in the Cork region. The course is based on the book “Sensory Circuits”, by Jane Horwood, and consists of movement based activities involving certain physical activity equipment. Participation in a short sensory motor circuit is a great way both to energise and settle children into the school day.
The aim is to focus concentration in readiness for the day’s learning and also encourages the development of the child’s sensory processing skills. Many children can benefit from attending a Sensory Circuit, even for a short period of time, and the techniques can be readily incorporated into the classroom.
The training programme is primarily for teachers and is demonstrated by one of our qualified Occupational Therapists in the school utilising the equipment that is readily available. It is also recommended that each school purchase a copy of the book which contains a wealth of information, forms and other useful information.
The training session typically takes 2 hours to complete and can be booked during school hours or after hours to suit.
The Sensory Motor Circuits are based on the theories of sensory processing and sensory integration and are a simple and effective way to help children to self-regulate their own sensory needs throughout the day which can lead to better concentration, fewer disruptions and improved education outcomes for all of the class.
Some of the typically observed behaviours of children who benefit from sensory circuits are:
- Constant fidgeting in class
- Slow to start work and constantly missing cues
- Difficulty organising self
- Lethargic and dreamy
- Poor coordination and balance
- Has difficulty paying attention
The cost of this programme is €250.00. For more details, please contact one of our clinics, or our main clinic in Cork on 021 4321 729.