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Sensory processing and integration is at the heart of the way we learn, interact and understand our world.  Difficulties with sensory integration can affect eating, sleeping, what clothes children will wear, coordination and balance.  Often sensory processing challenges are misunderstood as poor behaviour or poor attention control, and this is very unfair.  The research evidence suggest that Deaf children are more likely to need support with sensory integration than their hearing peers - and families and professionals need realistic and workable strategies to help in everyday situations.

Next courses March 2023

Live online and replay access £68.

Team and group training also available.

When you understand how sensory integration differences are showing up for your Deaf child, you can put simple strategies in place as part of their daily routine to help them get focused, calm and ready to succeed.​​​

  • Optimise your child’s listening and communication development, to get the most out of the effort and support you’re putting in.


  • Straightforward ideas to manage difficult behaviour without tears.



Why is sensory integration so important for Deaf children?

Deaf children are more likely than their hearing peers to have sensory processing and integration difficulties which can impact everyday life and learning.  They may find it harder to develop sequencing, planning and coordination skills.  When children struggle to communicate what they’re finding difficult and why, that sometimes comes out as behaviours which are exhausting for the whole family.  Children with sensory processing difficulties can look like they have poor attention control.  They can have an overwhelming need to be on the move the whole time, or a need to climb and jump.  They may have difficulty tolerating a wide range of different foods.  The good news is that sensory integration difficulties can be changed, and when you understand how, you can put simple strategies in place to everyone get calm, organised and “back to baseline”.


  • Get tried-and-tested strategies to reduce the meltdowns, “temper tantrums”, overwhelm and exhaustion.


  • Creating sensory-friendly learning environments, and understanding where this fits into your child’s EHCP


  • New insights into how to use sensory strategies for calmer bedtimes and better sleep.

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Next courses March 2023

A live, online workshop for families and their supporting professionals.

Join me on Saturday 22 May 2021 for a morning workshop live on Zoom.  You can join in from any computer, laptop or smartphone, and it’s absolutely fine to be there in your jimjams!  The workshop will be packed full of useful information and simple, straightforward strategies you can put into place the same day - but don’t worry, I’ll keep the learning light and clear!  We’ll be working out ways to get the most from the workshop for your family - and I have opened the opportunity up to the professionals who support you as well, so we can get consistency across home and school for your child.

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In more normal years, this workshop is run as a live event - but running it live on Zoom means that it becomes accessible to all families across the UK and Ireland without the need to arrange travel and childcare.  You’ll have access to the replay of the workshop afterwards so you can go back and refresh your memory at any point.

Amy Stephens MRCSLT is a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist and Advanced Practitioner in Ayres Sensory Integration with more than 20 years experience supporting Deaf children and their families.  Amy is the UK’s leading expert in Sensory Integration and Deafness.  She is a lecturer for Sensory Integration Education, the UK training body for SI professional training, and is the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ national Clinical Adviser in Sensory Integration.  Amy splits her time between lecturing, clinical work and mentoring, and is currently writing a book on Sensory Strategies for Deaf Children

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This live, online workshop will run on Zoom, with the option to catch up with a replay if you aren't able to make the live session.  The full morning's content is backed up with opportunities to ask your questions to help you tailor the strategies to your child at home.  Amy's fun and engaging teaching style means that you'll be eager to put the information and ideas you have learned into action the same day.

This will be the last run of this workshop until late 2021, and places are strictly limited to ensure that we have time to answer your questions and to make sure that we can get practical plans in place for every family to put into action straight away. 


Make sure you don’t miss out by booking today.

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