The Out-of-Sync Child
Instructor: Dewey Walsh, Ed.D.
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $280
Sensory Integration is the overlooked problem for students with learning problems. Have a child in class who is out-of-control, acts differently than others, disrupts class, and makes your day stressful? Research indicates that 70% of children with learning disabilities have some sensory integration processing problems. This course will help you as a teacher in understanding the out-of-bound child in a new light. The information obtained from this course will help make your classroom more conducive to learning for the difficult, disruptive and sensitive child.
As a result of participation in this course, students should:
- Learn importance signs or red flags of sensory issues that affect student relationship, behavior, environment, personal habits and learning.
- Learn how sensory processing of the Five Senses plus Vestibular, Proprioceptive and Tactical senses influence student behavior and learning.
- Learn to apply specific strategies, techniques and adaptations to help in improving learning for students who have sensory issues, such as changes in classroom environment, time of day, pre-warning of events, structure and use of technology.
Required text: Kranowitz, C. (revised 2005). The out-of-sync child. NY: Perigee Book. Textbook can be ordered from http://www.amazon.com