11 September, 2017

An interactive workshop on Sensory Integration And Developing Skill For Learning

-Ms. Sarra Mullick and Ms. Christy Jagdish

In the words of Brad Henry, ”A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, instill a love of learning.”

An interactive workshop on Sensory Integration and Developing Skill For Learning was conducted at Dolours Parish Hall, Wadala and St. Dominic Savio High School, Andheri from 3rd to 5th August 2017 and from 17th to 19th August 2017 respectively by Dr.Payal Ubale, an Occupational Therapist, Prafulta Psychological Services. Close to 50 teachers from different schools attended the session. We (Ms. Sarra Mullick and Ms. Christy Jagtap) represented Don Bosco High School, Matunga.

Fr.Godfrey D’Sa, Principal of St. Joseph’s High School, Wadala, warmly welcomed the teachers at the session saying, ‘ Adult learning will be effective only when you ask questions’. He encouraged the teachers to ask questions and clear their doubts when the session was in progress. The main objective of the session was to understand the normal development of a child and how it deviates to Learning Disability or Hyper-activeness.

On the first day the workshop the input was on the three modes of learning viz. Visual Learning, Kinesthetic and Auditory Learning through different activities. Sensory Processing was explained through a diagram and day to day life experiences. Dr. Payal also emphasized the importance of giving positive feedback and remarks. We prepared a check list of a child having Learning Disability.

Dr. Payal said,’ Every movement is a sensory motor event and movement reinforces our learning capacity’. The types of Visual and Auditory Perception were explained with many activities on the second and third day of the workshop. After each type was explained the teachers were encouraged to create interesting worksheets related to the inputs .The teachers were briefed on the importance of movement and learning, and taught a list of activities and exercises to rejuvenate the child facing boredom.

At the concluding ceremony, the teachers attending the seminar were awarded certificates of participation.