Becoming a Sensory Detective (CPD certified)

Learn the skills to understand how to accurately recognise behaviours of Sensory Processing Difficulties.

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On this course I will teach you the skills I rely upon when identifying and understanding a child or adult with Sensory Processing Difficulties' specific needs.

The course includes the content from our 'Understanding our senses' course for FREE, this is there for you to go back to at any point to refresh your understanding of the 8 senses and how they work.

I will also cover on this course

  • Why we need our senses for learning & development
  • What are Sensory Processing Difficulties, what does it mean and who may experience these difficulties
  • What characteristics of SPD mean and how to identify someone's over-riding sensory needs.
  • How SPD can impact daily living and what we need to consider
  • Terminology frequently used - explained so that you feel confident - whether you are a parent or professional to feel confident in professional meetings.

It will include downloads for each section as well as some quizzes.

At the end of the course - upon completion - you will receive certification by us.

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Course Curriculum

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Your Instructor

Becky Lyddon
Becky Lyddon

Born and raised in Devon, I founded Sensory Spectacle in 2014. Originally from the field of Graphic Design, I was captivated by the autistic sensory world whilst working in a centre in West London that supports children and young people with complex health needs and disabilities.

Throughout the 7 years I worked there I set up a sensory toy library, qualified as a regional Makaton tutor & trained the staff to support sensory needs of the children. Alongside my work, I completed my Masters degree in Art & Science from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London receiving a distinction for my immersive installations focusing on the autistic sensory world. My experience and understanding of Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD) inspired me to educate the public on how people with SPD may experience their surroundings and thus Sensory Spectacle was born.

Sensory Spectacle creates immersive environments to help educate about SPD. I design and build immersive experiences alongside people with SPD to help society experience for themselves how SPD can impact daily lives. I was commissioned to create the Sensory Classroom in 2015 at The Autism Show in London, Birmingham & Manchester. Following on from this I also created the Transition Classroom the following year 2016 for the same event.

In early 2016 I worked with Queensmill School in London to research and create the Sensory Dining Room training to teach, through experience, about sensory difficulties at mealtimes - this included a 3 course meal as well as environmental factors.

In 2022 The Wellcome Trusts' public engagement fund funded me to create the Sensory Supermarket as part of a larger research project with researchers from Oxford and Reading university.

I now provide these immersive experiences as in-house training for schools, care settings and other settings.

These online courses are created since 2014, working in special education & care. They are skills and topics which I came across and feel are really important to share with others to ensure the level of care we provide suits the children and adults we care for.

This course is designed for all level of learners whether you are just beginning to learn about SPD or whether you are a professional in the SEN community.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and your access expires in 3 months from the date you enroll. You can complete this training in 5 hours.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 3 days and we will give you a full refund.