Sensory Processing Basics
This talk focuses on sensory processing basics. I look at the major sensory systems and how they can affect our learning, specifically through the lens of Neurodiversity and the natural expression of Human Variability. In other words, we’re all different, so we encounter, process, and express to the world differently – and it drives our behavior! This presentation will help you tie all that stuff the Occupational Therapist has been talking about with some deep insights into effective learning (teaching). The goal is always Self Advocacy, and that starts with Self Knowledge.
Lorilei taught in private, public, parochial, and Montessori schools, grades Pre-K through 12, in History, Math, Spanish, Home Sciences, Reading, and Student Government in various capacities for 10 years. She has 1500+ hours Challenge Course Facilitation experience and 200+ hours in Challenge Course Training. She has 10 years of experience in Outdoor and Environmental Education, including canoeing, archery, riflery, ornithology, historic games, and more. She has 8 years of experience teaching swimming to students from toddlers to adults, as well as Lifeguarding. Lorilei has been homeschooling her two children for 6 years; a child living with Autism and a child living with Auditory Processing Disorder and Dyslexia. She also has over 30 years as a Girl Scout. Her experience as a gifted student and as an “Autism parent” provides her with intimate knowledge and insight into ways we do and do not respect one another, experiences that include environments that are ethnically, culturally, economically, socially and geographically diverse (from urban Southern California to rural Virginia, and lots in between).
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