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How Does Sensory Processing Impact Behaviors and What Can I Do to Help?

April 12, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT

Autism & Sensory Processing

About the workshop:

The sensory systems contribute to every child’s ability to learn and function. Join us for a discussion on the importance of sensory processing, and how it may be behind some of the common behaviors we see in children. We’ll cover practical strategies to support healthy sensory processing, address associated behaviors, and more!

About the speaker:


Brenna Buckner is a pediatric occupational therapist at Therapeutic Links in Grayslake, IL. She has experience in outpatient and school-based settings. Her education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Psychology and a Master’s degree in occupational therapy, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Brenna holds post-professional certifications in Sensory Integration from the University of Southern California and DIR-Floortime from ICDL. Brenna has completed a variety of continuing education trainings, including: TEACCH, Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI), Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT), Therapeutic Listening, “Astronaut Training”, Brain Gym, and Neuro Developmental Treatment… among others! Brenna believes in the power of play and values low-stress, family-centered therapy to promote positive changes with development, health, and well-being.

About the host:

The Place for children with autism provides ABA therapy (i.e., autism therapy) for children with autism ages 2-6 in a preschool like environment. Their full day (8am – 4:30pm) services are provided in 13 different locations throughout Illinois, including three new locations in Lake in The Hills, Joliet, and Bloomington IL