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Sensory processing support for library staff

Tuesday 28 May @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm AEST

The library environment can affect the behaviour and social interactions of 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.  

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 

Please ensure to have completed the Libraries as Community Connectors eLearning modules before attending this workshop.

These sessions are for

All public library staff


2 sessions; 2 hours each;
Module 1: Tuesday, 28 May; 1pm to 3pm* AEST/NSW Time
Module 2: Thursday, 30 May; 1pm to 3pm* AEST/NSW Time
*Make sure to adjust to your time zone


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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