Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is included?

    4 self-paced modules with multiple lessons within each module.The course includes video, audio, and text (to accommodate all learning types and parent lifestyles) along with corresponding worksheets & reflection questions. Bonus materials include sensory strategies & when to use them, mindfulness strategies, a body scan meditation for parents, feeding strategies, and a "Dear Friends and Family" section to help you explain things to your loved ones!

  • What will I learn that I don't already know?

    The course uses evidence and clinical experience to provide a full, in-depth understanding of sensory processing and how it can affect engagement and relationship. You will be empowered to identify why your child might be struggling, why YOU might be struggling, and how to embrace those struggles so that you can move forward together.

  • What is the time commitment?

    The course is self-paced, and you will have lifetime access to the content. There is over 2 hours of video, with corresponding worksheets. The information is also provided in script and downloadable audio format, to make it more accessible to more parent lifestyles and learning types. Listen on the go, or read during late night feeding sessions! The reflection portions of the course can be as in-depth as you’d like, but the more time you put into the reflection portions, the more you will get out of them.

  • Who is the course for?

    The course is designed for parents of children with sensory processing challenges. This may or may not include a diagnosis of autism.

  • What if my child does not have autism or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? Would he/she still benefit from it?

    This course focuses on embracing the parent-child relationship within the sensory processing lens. While the first module dives deep into sensory systems and patterns of sensory dysfunction, any child would absolutely benefit from this sensory-based approach, even without an official “identification” of Sensory Processing Disorder or other sensory challenges.

  • What do you mean when you say it’s a relationship-based guide?

    A relationship-based approach is one that focuses on the relationship rather than the goal. As a therapist, this means my purpose in a therapy session is to build connection and engagement first, and use that as the main therapeutic tool for change. For parents, this means focusing on the connection with your child, rather than focusing on “avoiding” meltdowns or “fixing” challenges. Through a deeper co-regulatory experience, both you and your child will grow and flourish.

  • It looks like there is a lot about mindfulness and regulation for parents, is that true?

    Yes! The course focuses heavily on the power of co-regulatory experience. This means that the parent truly is the ultimate regulation strategy for the child. Other sensory strategies are extremely helpful and necessary, but the parent must be regulated in order for the sensory strategies to be most effective.

  • Will this course teach me how to stop meltdowns?

    No. This course is specifically designed to empower parents to identify the WHY behind a child’s struggles and recognize how to use themselves as a tool to support the child. While it will give you tools to reduce frequency, intensity, and duration of meltdowns, this is not a “quick fix” to avoid meltdowns. It is an approach that relies deeply on relationship and regulation. We cannot make meltdowns go away, but we can embrace the skills to manage them and reduce the overall stress associated with them.

  • What is the price?

    The price is $117 USD. While I feel it is under-priced based on the in-depth content of the course, it is most important to me that the information is accessible to families.

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction (Audio)

    2. Introduction (Script)

    3. Notes on Video

    1. Module 1 (Script)

    2. Lesson 1 (Audio): Sensory Systems - The Backstage Crew

    3. Lesson 1 (Handout)

    4. Lesson 2 (Audio): Primary Patterns of Sensory Dysfunction

    5. Lesson 2 (Handout)

    6. Lesson 3 (Audio): Understanding Your Child's Sensory Needs

    7. Module 1 Quiz

    8. Module 1 Feedback

    1. Module 2 (Script)

    2. Lesson 1 (Audio): Pillars of Mindfulness

    3. Lesson 1 (Handout): Pillars of Mindfulness

    4. Guided Meditation: Body Scan

    5. Lesson 2 (Audio): The Power of Reflection

    6. Lesson 2 (Handout): The Power of Reflection

    7. Lesson 3 (Audio): Identifying Your Sensory Profile

    8. Lesson 3 (Handout): Identifying Your Sensory Profile

    9. Lesson 3 (Handout): Favorite Tools

    10. Lesson 4 (Audio): Cues of Safety

    11. Lesson 4 (Handout): Cues of Safety

    12. Lesson 5 (Audio): Using Yourself as a Therapeutic Tool

    13. Lesson 5 (Handout): Using Yourself as a Therapeutic Tool

    14. Module 2 Feedback

    15. Module 2 Quiz

    1. Module 3 (Script)

    2. Lesson 1 (Audio): Secrets from an OT

    3. Lesson 1 (Handout): Secrets from an OT

    4. Lesson 2 (Audio): Activity Analysis Workshop

    5. Handout: Activity Analysis Workshop - Mealtime

    6. Handout: Activity Analysis Workshop - Getting Dressed

    7. Handout: Activity Analysis Workshop - Putting Away Toys

    8. Handout: Activity Analysis Workshop - Blank

    9. Module 3 Quiz

    10. Module 3 Feedback

    1. The P.E.A.C.E. Method (Script)

    2. The P.E.A.C.E. Method (Audio)

    3. The P.E.A.C.E. Method (Handout)

    4. Module 4 Quiz

    5. Module 4/Course Feedback

    1. Dear Friends & Family (Video)

    2. Dear Friends & Family (Handout)

    3. Calming & Alerting Sensory Strategies

    4. Mindful Tools for Children

    5. Understanding Rigidity Around Routines & Transitions

    6. Simple Strategies to Support Feeding

    7. Using the P.E.A.C.E. Method to bring magic to the holidays

    8. References + Recommended Reading

    9. Artwork & Music Credits

    10. Legal Documents

    11. Guided Meditation: Body Scan

About this course

  • $117.00
  • 52 lessons