ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce SPN104: Making Sense of Sensory Processing to the online child care training course catalog.

Sensory processing refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. The senses all work together to deliver messages to the brain about the world around us. This course is designed to help teachers understand sensory processing, its implications in the classroom, and how to support children who may be struggling with sensory processing. Course content includes helpful teaching practices and strategies for meeting the needs of all learners. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to define proprioceptive and vestibular senses, identify characteristics of Sensory Processing Disorders, differentiate between sensory-seeking and sensory-avoidant behaviors, and much more.

“Sensory processing is a complex process that all childhood professionals should be familiar with,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course presents different aspects of sensory learning so that teachers can create a positive learning environment for everyone.”

This one-hour training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.1 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion. Active, unlimited individual or center-based subscription holders may take this course at no additional cost at any time. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.