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Course Introduction

Fees:  $395.00 USD

About the Curriculum

Good training in Multi Sensory Environments (MSE) is an essential part of managing a MSE facility and using MSE effectively for clients, students, and consumers. Additionally the training will provide an ongoing opportunity to maintain usage standards, keep up with latest developments, and maintain a multi sensory environment in optimum condition.

This comprehensive course consists of 8 instructional modules which address the complexity of issues around the theory, practice and application of MSE. Each module includes learning objectives, instruction, self-study and discussions questions, references, and resources.

Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand Sensory Processing, changing motivations, modulation and brain arousal
  2. Understanding of self-stimulation from a neuro-chemical / physiological point of view rather than a cognitive or behavioral choice
  3. Understanding and the use of behavioral techniques in shaping behavior and adaptive responses
  4. Understanding of the difference of Sensory Motor vs. Sensory Diets for Arousal and Relaxation
  5. Practice at allowing consumer true choice & self determination
  6. Understanding the process of relaxation
  7. Utilize the MSE and equipment to its fullest potential
  8. Develop basic MSE research projects

Target Audience

This course is designed for people interested in knowing more about Multi Sensory Environments (MSE) and its use with different populations: OT, PT, RN, Psychologists, Recreational Therapists, Speech / Language Therapists, Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, and Administrators.

Course content is highly relevant for professionals who serve children and adults with developmental disabilities, autism, mental illness, learning disorders, the elderly, dementia, Alzheimer’s in settings, such as education, health, therapy, recreation, as well as for students in these fields.

Background

MSE training is a combination of readings, lectures, videos and hands-on experiences selected to provide a caregiver, companion, teacher, therapist with a better understanding of our senses, how we take our senses for granted and how they help us interact with our internal and external environment.