Understanding Sensory Processing

Have you noticed kids in your class or learning environment who:

  • can’t sit still even for a short amount of time?
  • always seem distracted or are often distracting others?
  • get upset when asked to switch from one thing to another?

These are some signs that may mean these children need some support with their sensory processing.

Sensory processing is how we handle information that our senses take in. It is the way our brain translates touch, hearing, sight, smell, taste, movement and body awareness.

For someone who requires support to develop their senses, this information goes into their brain, but doesn’t get organised into a response we would expect. For example a child who doesn’t cope with a lot of noise may scream loudly when these noises occur. These types of responses can lead to learning, attention and behaviour difficulties. It’s not a deliberate attempt to be disruptive, it’s how their brain is wired. It’s important to learn about how children process sensory information in order to help them achieve their best.

Who should attend?:

  • Child care educators
  • Preschool teachers and support staff
  • Preschool teachers and support staff
  • Junior primary/primary teachers and support staff
  • Junior primary/primary teachers and support staff
  • Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) educators
  • Allied Health Professionals wanting to learn more about sensory processing

Benefits of attending:

Learn about:

  • The 7 senses
  • Development of the sensory system
  • Sensory input and sensory thresholds
  • Sensory behaviours – why these may be occurring and what could be impacting them
  • Environmental needs for individual children
  • The importance of your relationship with each child and their family


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The venue is accessible by public transport (bus).
There is on-site parking at Novita’s Regency Park Office.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email training@novita.org.au

What’s the refund policy?
There are no refunds provided for this event unless the organiser cancels.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Can I update my registration information?
Yes. Registration information can be updated at any time. This includes transferring tickets to an alternate name.

Request a workshop:

You can request a quote for a workshop, on-site at your school or childcare centre. This is often beneficial as more staff can be involved and also the training can be customised to the needs of your site and/or the children who attend your childcare centre or school.


Email: training@novita.org.au
Phone: 1300 668 482