Creating a Sensory Quiet Space
Learning Environment Modifications to Support Social Emotional Learning and Trauma Sensitive Practices
Anxiety, anger outbursts, avoidance and/or withdrawal may sometimes be the outward behavioral cues that students are having internal issues with self regulation and dealing with trauma. Designing a supportive, nurturing learning space is a key foundation in supporting good Social Emotional Learning practices.
After completing this 30 minute webinar, participants will be able to...
- Understand the relationship between emotional regulation and learning
- Identify at least 2 strategies to implement a sensory quiet space
- Be familiar with other references for additional information.
Cecilia Cruse, MS. OTR/L received her BS degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida, and her Master’s degree in Education from Georgia State University. She is SIPT (Sensory Integration & Praxis Test) certified and has over 30 years’ experience in pediatrics with school-based services (including pre-school and Head Start programs) acute care and outpatient pediatric settings including Augusta University in Georgia, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Cecilia has experience as a consultant, author and lecturer including TV appearances, such as CNN’s Health Watch and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She has authored several articles for professional periodicals and magazines and has served as a trainer/consultant and service provider in several school systems. Cecilia is currently the Subject Matter Expert for Abilitations/ School Specialty Special Needs Division. She also lectures nationwide on practical sensory solutions for educators, therapists and parents. She is “energetic” and “entertaining” and insists on a fun learning experience.