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Sensory Processing Disorder - A brief introduction.

A short introduction to the Seven Senses and SPD.

A brief introduction to Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This course starts with an introduction to sensory processing and sensory inputs. We cover the seven senses, yes seven! Finally we discuss the components of Sensory Processing Disorder. We introduce sensory modulation, including the sub-types. We also cover dyspraxia and posture. Please note we do not cover specific ideas, sensory strategies or sensory supports the SPD in the free introductory course. This material is covered in our course Sensory Processing - What's the Fuss?

You can see the further information about us on our website GriffinOT.com.

There is a completion certificate for this course but it can take us up to 15 days to issue.

Your Instructor


Kim Griffin
Kim Griffin

Kim is an occupational therapist striving to make occupational therapy supports available to all teachers and parents. Her goal is to ensure that families and school have immediate access to this occupational therapy expertise. She wants them to know how they can help their children. Hailing from Australia but now based in London, she splits her time between creating these courses and working in schools.

Kim qualified as occupational therapist in Australia in 2003. Since then, she has had the privilege of working with many children and their families, as well as teachers. She has worked in Australia, Ireland and the UK. Kim has completed her post graduate sensory integration training through the University of Ulster.

A core focus of her career has been helping children who have sensory processing difficulties and/or motor skill challenges. This includes extensive experience supporting children with autism/ASD, developmental delays, dyspraxia/DCD and specific learning difficulties.

Kim’s qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Sensory Integration University of Ulster, UK (2012)

Masters in Health Science (Occupational Therapy) University of Sydney, Australia (2007)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with Honours James Cook University, Townsville, Australia (awarded March 2003)


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts from the day you enroll. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you will have unlimited lifetime access to the course.
Does this course include treatment or support ideas?
No this is only an introduction to SPD so we do not cover specific ideas, sensory strategies or sensory supports. This material is covered in our full course Sensory Processing - What's the Fuss?

This course is closed for enrollment.