Sensory Foundations: Working with Sensory Needs

USD $54.99

During this course, you’ll discover how to get your child to use the tools and games you give them, so you and your child will be in control of their sensory issues. Then, the meltdowns, hyperactivity, and other issues will start to disappear.  


Many children struggle with sensory issues, especially neurodivergent children (i.e., autism, sensory processing disorder). However, many people don’t realize that  every child has a unique sensory profile; not just children with a diagnostic label.

Often  disruptive “behaviour” and emotion dysregulation is caused by sensory issues, so it’s important to develop a unique sensory plan for your child. During this course, you’ll discover how to get your child to use the tools and games you give them, so you and your child will be in control of their sensory issues. Then, the meltdowns, hyperactivity, and other issues will start to disappear.


  • 5-steps to understand your child’s sensory needs — You’ll understand what causes your child to do things like lick or touch everything — and how to get those behaviours to start to disappear
  • Your Personal Sensory Plan — We’ll help you develop a sensory plan to tame your child’s sensory overload and avoid meltdowns
  • How to create a “sensory lifestyle” — How to spot sensory needs and meltdowns days in advance so you can avoid them (My son used to scream and cry in large crowds. Using this, we were able to go to his class art show without any hint of a meltdown)
  • How to use the “Behaviour Spiral” to find the hidden causes of your child’s outbursts and difficult behavior (so you know how to stop it before it starts)
  • The 1:1:1 plan to deal with any sensory behaviour — You’ll know exactly what to do, say, and give to your child to avoid any sensory-related outburst
  • How to deal with Sensory Overload — Keep your child calm and yourself in-control so things like crowds or noises don’t cause your child to explode
  • 5 “sensory traps and pitfalls” that only make the problem worse (a big one is noticing a problem then looking for some tool or “calm down strategy” to solve it. There are key steps to do first to get your child to use the tool. Without those steps, nothing you do, say, or give them will make a difference.)
  • 3 ways to tell when your child’s behaviours are “just a phase” or something more


CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION with 5.5 instructional hours endorsed by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

RESOURCES: Access to several mental health and parenting resources

SUPPORT: Access to the instructors who teach each course should any questions arise.

SELF PACED STUDY: No timeline for completion of the course.

LIFE-TIME ACCESS: No rush to complete; the course will be available to you for as long as the course is hosted on our platform.


This course is appropriate for parents, educators, child care professionals, caregivers, and mental health professionals.

All courses offered by ICP are for individual use only. Using them for corporate/group training, or shared purposes are a violation of copyright law. Furthermore, all products/services provided by the Institute of Child Psychology, along with all workshop materials, are strictly for educational purposes only and cannot be categorized as psychological or mental health services.

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Instructor Information

Dayna Abraham

Dayna Abraham, bestselling author of The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day and Sensory Processing 101, is on a mission to create a more accepting world, one challenging kid at a time. As a National Board Certified educator, parent of three neurodivergent children, and an ADHD adult herself, Dayna brings a unique and out-of-the-box perspective to parents raising kids in the modern world. She is the founder of the popular parenting website Lemon Lime Adventures, which has accumulated more than forty-one million viewers in less than seven years. Through her compassionate framework, Calm the Chaos, she has helped millions of desperate parents around the world, find peace and meet their children where they're at when conventional parenting tools have failed them. With a weekly reach of more than 1.2 million people on social media, and more than two hundred thousand parents attending her Calm the Chaos free workshop, she has become a proven and trusted leader in the parenting community. Her work has been showcased in HuffPost, Scary Mommy, BuzzFeed, ADDitude Magazine, and Positive Parenting Solutions. She lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her three amazing children, her husband, Jason, and two huge Newfoundland puppies, Luna and Koda.