Thursday, April 24, 2014

Workshop - Raising a sensory smart child

Understanding Your Child's Psycho-Educational Assessment

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood school
Thursday, May 1
7 pm, Library

A little fuzzy on the meaning of the terminology used and the data generated in the report of your child's psycho-educational assessment?  Just what are the report's implications for his or her educational performance?  Get your questions answered so that you are in a better position to advocate for your child's educational needs.

Presented by Dr. Barbara Holmes, an adjunct faculty member with the School Psychology Program at UBC, school psychologist, former special education teacher and counselor, and the supervisor of our school psychology intern, Virgina Tse.  Virgina and Carleigh Kula, a learning resource teacher at KGMS will join Barbara.

Open to the public. RSVP at

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects at least one in twenty children. Children with SPD don't process or experience sensory information the way other typical children do; therfore, they don't behave the way other children do. They struggle to perform tasks that come easier for other children. Consequently they suffer a loss of quality in their social, personal, emotional and academic life.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is dedicated to continue their research into the knowledge and treatment of SPD, so that, as Lucy Jane Miller writes in her book "Sensations Kids", "the millions of sensational children currently "muddling through" daily life will enjoy the same hope and help that research and recognition already have bestowed on coutless other conditions that once baffled science and disrupted lives."