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Positive Strategies for Children with Sensory Integration Challenges / "For Me, The Beach Is Heaven"

ITEM #: 4400608

What's In This Kit?
This training kit is designed to explore sensory integration difficulties in children and how such children need nature. It contains:

  • Expected training outcomes
  • Preparation instructions
  • Training strategies and tips
  • Implementation steps
  • Follow-up activities for teachers
  • Follow-up activities for administrators/directors
  • A learning assessment
  • A training evaluation/further needs assessment
  • A resource list
  • The article "Positive Strategies for Children with Sensory Integration Challenges” by Julie Rose and Nancy Rosenow and “For me, The Beach is Heaven: Children’s Need for Nature” by Pepper Robinson
  • A training certificate to award to teachers for attendance and participation
  • A certificate for the trainer and other presenters

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audiences for this are intermediate and advanced teachers. This kit will introduce teachers to sensory integration difficulties, positive strategies for working with children who have sensory integration challenges, and appropriate ways to provide multi-sensory experiences with the natural world.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is 1.5 hours. Implementation time is estimated at 1.5 hours.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Teachers will describe ways to support and celebrate individual differences in sensory integration.
  2. Teachers will list reasons children with sensory integration difficulties need nature and experiences in the natural world.
  3. Teachers will identify why multi-sensory experiences with nature contribute to children’s sensory integration.
  4. Teachers will identify curriculum activities to encourage children to move their bodies.
  5. Teachers will describe ways indoor and outdoor environments can support children with sensory integration challenges.
  6. Teachers will describe ways for teachers to ally with families of children with sensory integration difficulties.

These training outcomes address the following:

  • 1A.01, 1.A.03, 1.B.07, 1.E.01-04, 3.A.05, 3.B.07, 3.B.12, 3.D.01, and 9.B.01 of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria (2005), www.naeyc.org.
  • Standards 1, 2, and 4a, b, and c of NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Initial Licensure Level (2003), www.naeyc.org.
  • 1304.21(a)(1)(I-ii), 1304.21(a)(5)(i), and 1304.21(c)(1)(i) of Head Start Performance Standards (Federal Register, Nov. 5, 1996, Volume 61, Number 215), www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/.
  • E5, E6, E9, E18, and F8 of the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs, National Association of Child Care Professionals (2005), www.naccp.org.

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