How Interoception and Other Sensory Systems Can Affect Play and Social Learning

Play is one of the first occupations babies and children engage in and it provides the foundational skills onto which other occupations (e.g. student, athlete, artist) develop. Social interactions are commonplace in play and serve as opportunities to build social-emotional learning skills. Research has demonstrated links between poor awareness and processing of sensory information, which can affect emotion regulation, play and social engagement. This course will provide an introduction to the eight sensory systems, including the lesser known sense, "Interoception." Building awareness of the...Read morese sensory systems can support self-regulation, play & social skills. Linking interoceptive signals to feelings can enhance social-emotional learning skills and increase present moment awareness. Strategies for teaching interoceptive awareness in the play room will be shared that may help young clients with trauma, loneliness or social connection challenges. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • 1. After this course, participants will be able to identify and provide basic descriptions of the eight sensory systems.
  • 2. After this course, participants will be able to recognize primary signs of play and social learning disruptions affected by sensory processing
  • 3. After this course, participants will be able to identify play strategies to facilitate improved awareness of interoception.

Learning Levels

  • Introductory

Thursday, November 18, 2021

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10:00 AM PST - 12:00 PM PST

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CE Information - Earn 2 CE Credit Hours

CE Approvals

Association of Play Therapists
This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education as required by the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Our Village is approved by APT to offer continuing education specific to play therapy (APT Approved Provider Number: 20-614).

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 2 Contact CE Hours

CE Process Info

Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by his/her licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Please note: You must attend "live" (in real-time) to earn CE's.

A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Before the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go. (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Complete evaluation forms for the event
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

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