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Sensory processing support for libraries • Evening

Tuesday 20 February @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

The library environment can affect behaviour and social interactions for children with sensory processing challenges. For example, a child who is oversensitive may avoid busy, bright or noisy places. A child who is under sensitive may enjoy lots of movement or hug others. 

This workshop helps library staff understand a child’s sensory needs and explore strategies that can help with sensory regulation during library programs and activities.  

There is a daytime and evening session (plus a follow-up session for each) for library staff to choose to participate either at work or at home. 

Learn about:

  • The characteristics of sensory seekers and sensory avoiders 
  • Identifying challenging behaviours due to sensory needs  
  • Creating a sensory sensitive environment  
  • Strategies for transitioning and regulating children during activities 

These sessions are for

All public library staff


2 sessions (Tuesday); 2 hours each;
Module 1: Tuesday 20 February; 7.30pm to 9.30pm AEDT/NSW Time
Module 2: Tuesday 27 February; 7.30pm to 9.30pm AEDT/NSW Time


This event is held online using Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to you prior to the event.
If you have accessibility needs, please advise during registration.




Your facilitators

This session is facilitated by Mary, Occupational Therapist from our NDIS team and Kylie, trained parent-peer worker from the Libraries team who is raising a child with disability.

Additional info

Log in detailsOnce registered, we will provide further details closer to the date, including the link to join the session. You will need a good internet connection to attend.
Contact detailsFor more information or questions, feel free to contact Marie (team leader, parent peer worker) marie@plumtree.org.au
FundingLibraries as Community Connectors project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services 

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