What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

An introduction into what SPD is, it's sub-types and how we might recognise sensory needs.

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This course offers an introduction into what Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is, its sub-types and how you might recognise sensory needs.

What you will learn:

  • What SPD is and the signs to recognise needs
  • A sensory refresher
  • What is sensory integration and why it's important
  • How to describe sub-types of SPD
  • Understanding sensory regulation
  • Understanding and supporting sensory behaviours for people with SPD

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
If you have enrolled on the free trial in April 2021 then your enrollment will expire on the 8th April 2021. If you would like to continue your learning you will need to pay to access the course. If you have paid to access the course then you have access for 3 months to complete the training.
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 2 days and we will give you a full refund.

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