Trauma and Sensory Processing: Definitions, Examples and Strategies

Training Overview

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) is presenting a live webinar with Alyssa Madon, Occupational Therapist at the M Health Fairview. This presentation is an introduction to sensory processing and its relationship with children that have experienced trauma. It will cover pertinent definitions and evidence-based connections to the outward responses (i.e. behaviors, emotional difficulties, etc) that are often seen in children that are having difficulty with sensory processing. The training will provide examples to increase comprehension and demonstrate appropriate strategies for immediate use in working with children.

Four Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to define basic sensory processing-related terminology
  • Attendees will be able to identify the relationship between sensory processing and children who have experienced trauma.
  • Attendees will be able to recognize the signs of sensory dysregulation in children who have experienced trauma.
  • Attendees will be able to implement at least 5 sensory-based strategies to increase sensory regulation.

About the Presenter

Alyssa Mason is a pediatric occupational therapist. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on child development and a master’s degree in occupational therapy with certificates in equity and diversity, and disability and policy. Alyssa has experience working as an early childhood educator, and a Children’s Mental Health Targeted Case Manager before starting work as a pediatric occupational therapist across multiple settings including schools, inpatient hospitals and outpatient clinics. She completed 2 years as a fellow with MNLEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) which consisted of interdisciplinary leadership, policy and advocacy training.

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2 CEHs and includes 2 hours of clinical content


March 13, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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