“What Is Your Child’s Sensory Profile? Strategies for Supporting Children with ADHD and SPD” [Video Replay and Podcast #394]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#394), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on March 30, 2022.

Episode Description

Parenting a child with ADHD and sensory processing disorder (SPD) requires an understanding of your child’s sensory needs as well as the tools to support those needs. Personalizing parental support based on a child’s “sensory profile” can help you successfully co-regulate with your child and facilitate self-regulation over time. This understanding will empower you to better advocate for your child, which will, in turn, enable them to self-advocate in school and in life.

Pediatric occupational therapist Candace Peterson M.S., OTRL, a specialist in sensory processing and implications for ADHD and SPD, will show you how to determine your child’s sensory profile, give you practical strategies to help you lean into his or her strengths, and equip you and your child to support sensory systems.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to adopt a neurodiversity-affirming mindset that can shift your approach to parenting your child with ADHD and SPD
  • What sensory processing means and how to identify your child’s specific sensory needs and profile
  • How to determine your own sensory profile and be present and regulated during frustrating interactions with your child
  • Tools and tips for parents to support your child’s sensory needs
  • Parenting strategies to help you co-regulate with your child and foster self-regulation over time

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on March 30, 2022, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Candace Peterson MS, OTRL, is an occupational therapist who has served children and their families for the past 9 years, and has worked in schools, clinics, and homes. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in occupational therapy. Candace has also been trained in sensory processing, feeding and eating, motor development, executive functioning, and visual processing. She has a passion for addressing sensory processing needs through Sensory Integration Therapy, which she believes helps children learn to participate successfully in daily activities.

Listener Testimonials

“This was amazing! I knew about these things generally, but this presentation provided me with so much more context and insight. I am so grateful!”

“An exceptional ability to articulate and explain the basics, educational/medical issues, and possible solutions for [all audiences]. Well done!”

“Thank you so much. I cried several times during this presentation realizing that years of criticism and struggles were not because I was ‘a bad child’ but because I just have greater than average sensory needs.

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