This is a 2-hour recorded webinar. Sensory processing refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into responses. For those with Sensory Processing Disorder, sensory information goes into the brain but does not get organized into appropriate responses. Those with SPD perceive and/or respond to sensory information differently than most other people. Unlike people who have impaired sight or hearing, those with Sensory Processing Disorder do detect the sensory information; however, the sensory information gets “mixed up” in their brain and therefore the responses are inappropriate in the context in which they find themselves.
Learning objectives n
1. Participants will define Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD who are coming for play therapy services.
2. Participants will identify the six subtypes of Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD can help the play therapist understand how to support the client in sessions.
3. Participants will Sensory-based therapy addresses developmental issues related to SPD: modulation of sensation in the play therapy session.
4. Participants will review self-regulation and interventions to incorporate into the play therapy sessions.
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
About the instructor
Sabra D. Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S, is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist supervisor. She is the owner of Next Place Therapy in Largo, Maryland. She also works as a School Social Worker for the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Sabra is a passionate and committed therapist and educator, who enjoys working with children, teens, and families. Sabra has been successful in providing effective family therapy to adoptive, foster, divorced and stepfamilies. She has done local and national training for parents and professionals on various topics. Sabra specializes in attachment, building healthy and secure relationships with families, school issues, adoption, and foster care. Sabra is trained and skilled in Play Therapy, Sand tray, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Relationship work. She enjoys incorporating expressive therapy techniques, art, music, dance, and psychodrama into the work she does with clients.