Everybody's sensory systems develop at different rates, and some people are more sensitive to certain sensory information than others. This is perfectly normal and we only become concerned about how a person processes sensory information when it starts to interfere with their ability to take part in everyday activities. We have devised some questionnaires that will provide you with individualised advice and guidance about how to help support your child to cope with everyday sensory experiences.
Information on each sensory system is available for 3 different age ranges;
The 'Participating in Everyday Activities Living with Sensory Differences' Workshops are available across the whole of Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GG&C) and are free of charge.
The aim of the workshop is to provide you with a basic overview of how the sensory systems work and how difficulties with processing sensory information can impact on a person’s life and may be impacting on your child’s behaviour in different environments. It is hoped that by the end of the workshop, you will have more understanding of why your child may be behaving in certain ways and you may even have a few ideas of strategies to try to support your child to be more able and confident in their everyday lives; to make sense of the world.
There will also be an opportunity to look at a variety of sensory equipment that you may have heard about. We can sometimes offer to loan this out for trial if we agree that this would meet your child’s needs.
The workshop consists of a simple presentation as well as interactive activities, lasting approximately 1½ hours. There will be other parents attending whose children are experiencing similar experiences to your own child. There is an opportunity for sharing your challenges and strategies you have tried if you chose to, although this is not required if you find this uncomfortable. You can ask for time with one of the therapists if you want to discuss your own experiences individually.