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Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Creating Neurodiversity Affirming Practices Through Assessment of Sensory Profiles

November 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

November 8 · 12:00 – 2:00 pm
via Zoom
2.0 Category I CEUs

Presented by: Kelsie Olds, Occupational Therapist and Claire Fultz, LCSW-C

Have you ever wondered whether a client’s behavior is just “acting out” or might be motivated by sensory processing? In this interactive training, participants will delve into the fascinating world of sensory processing and gain valuable insights into the experiences of individuals with diverse sensory needs. Understanding the fundamentals of sensory processing enables therapists, social workers, and educators to grasp the reasons behind our client’s actions and empowers providers with tools to create a supportive and nurturing environment for children and adults with different sensory processing styles.

As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Define the four main sensory processing styles and how people may move between them.
  • Understand how sensory processing style can functionally support or inhibit participation in daily life.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of struggles that may underlie inconvenient behavior, the purpose that behavior may serve, and how to meet those needs in an alternate way.
  • Provide new, supportive “sensory aware” strategies for children and families and confidently adapt existing strategies to work well with learners of different sensory processing styles.


General Public: $50.00
Jewish Day School Educators / JCS Retirees: $40.00
NJHSA Members: $40.00
JCS Staff / JCS Board & Council Members / Staff of Associated Agencies: FREE



Jewish Community Services is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Continuing Education for social workers (psychologists and licensed professional counselors). Jewish Community Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Part of the Rosa J. Kolker Professional Development Series. Funding for the series is made possible by a grant from The Kolker-Saxon-Hallock Family Foundation.



November 8, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Zoom Conferencing
MD United States


Jewish Community Services
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