Information day 2024 – Presentations for download

Information day 2024 – Presentations for download

  • Thank you for attending our Information Day about Anxiety, Sensory Challenges and Behaviour on 8 March 2024! Please use the links below to download the presentations given on the day.

    Low-arousal approaches to manage stressed behaviours
    Presentation: Low-arousal approaches
    This workshop explained how a low-arousal approach can be used as an alternative way of managing stressed behaviours both at school and at home. This approach considers the child’s perspective and their sensory needs and builds on their strengths to ensure they feel safe, respected and supported. Parents learnt how school staff are being trained in the use of this approach, and strategies for replicating it within the home environment.

    Supporting children with sensory processing difficulties
    Part 1 – Introduction to Sensory Processing
    Presentation: Sensory Processing Differences in Autistic and Neurodivergent children
    For parents/carers with little or no previous sensory knowledge. This workshop explained the basic principles of sensory processing and how the sensory system works.
    Part 2 – How to use sensory strategies with your child at home
    Presentation: Practical Strategies for children with Sensory Differences
    This workshop included lots of practical ideas and activities to try out at home without needing to buy expensive resources/equipment.

    Using a declarative language style to reduce anxiety and invite participation
    Presentation: Using a declarative language style
    Supporting documents: Using a declarative language style
    This workshop was based on the work of Linda Murphy, an American Speech and Language Therapist. It helped us think about what we say, and how we say it, to help reduce anxiety. We learnt about using a thoughtful language style that reduces demands, offers invitations, develops curiosity and supports problem solving.

    An introduction to demand-avoidant behaviour
    Presentation: An introduction to demand-avoidant behaviour
    Supporting documents: An introduction to demand-avoidant behaviour
    This workshop has been co-developed with the nurses at Ryegate. We found out what demand-avoidant behaviour is, how it differs from Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), and what it feels like for a child to experience it. We looked at strategies that parents can use to support their child, reduce demands and reduce stress for themselves.