Understanding Sensory Processing and Difficult Behaviors

By: - October 13, 2011

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Sensory processing issues often play a significant role in some of the challenges that adoptive and foster families face. And yet, parents are often completely unaware that sensory processing is in fact the issue. 

This is the focus of the breakout session entitled “Understanding the Connection Between Sensory Processing and Difficult Behaviors” at this year’s Tapestry Conference.  The conference website describes this session as follows:

“Often the sensory processing systems of adopted and foster children are impacted by their histories. As a result, parents must be particularly educated and insightful about the role that sensory processing plays in their child’s life and behaviors. This session will explore the connection that can exist between sensory processing deficits and difficult behaviors, and how parents can more effectively identify, understand and respond to their child’s sensory-driven behaviors.”

Shelley Fletcher, an adoptive mom and Empowered to Connect trainer, and Kristin Mathis, an adoptive mom and former pediatric occupational therapist, will lead this session and provide parents with new insights and strategies to help them and their children respond to sensory processing challenges appropriately and effectively.

Tapestry wants you to be equipped to parent your children well, so be sure to check out this session and others at http://tapestryconference.org and register for our free conference to be held at Irving Bible Church on Saturday, October 29th.

For more on the topic of sensory processing and why it is important for adoptive and foster families, watch this short video from Empowered To Connect:

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