Sensory Processing 101
Workshop for Parents and Caregivers
Join us to learn:
- What is sensory processing and how does this impact my child’s behavior
- What are sensory profiles
- General strategies and concepts to support your child
Dates offered: April 13 or June 22*
LED BY: Ali Cooper, OT Reg. (Ont.) – Occupational Therapist
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Virtually via Zoom
*Summer and Fall sessions TBD
Please note: This workshop is designed to provide caregivers with an introduction to sensory processing, information on how it can impact daily activities and behaviour in children, as well as a general overview of some support strategies to address sensory processing challenges. As health professionals regulated by the College of Occupational therapists of Ontario, we cannot answer questions about a specific child without completing a full sensory motor assessment.
BIO – Ali Cooper OT Reg. (Ont)
Ali Cooper is a registered Occupational Therapist who began her career as a teacher, with a B.Ed. from McGill University. Her experience working in the education system ignited her passion to better support children, and led her to earn her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto. Ali strives to help children with a wide variety of difficulties, including those that struggle with fine and gross motor, regulation, sensory processing, handwriting, and feeding skills. Ali’s background in teaching provides her with key insight to both the in-school and at-home needs of your child, and she has experience with direct and consultative therapy related to school, play, and self-care. Ali’s specialized training includes certification in Handwriting Without Tears, as well as experience with animal-assisted therapy (AAT), which involves incorporating animals into treatment sessions to motivate and engage clients to meet their goals. She also works with the University of Toronto’s Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy program as a preceptor and facilitator, enabling her to maintain a strictly evidence-based mode of practice.