Mon, Mar 25|
2e Sensory Challenges and Masking with Dr. Matt Zakreski
Many 2e learners have unique and challenging sensory needs - what can we do?
Time & Location
Mar 25, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
About the event
I Can’t Hear You Because My T-Shirt is Too Itchy: Understanding Sensory Processing in Neurodivergent Learners
Description: Many neurodivergent (gifted, Autistic, 2E, ADHD, etc.) learners have unique and challenging sensory needs that are different than what neurotypical children present with. Where do these differences come from? And what can we do about them? This presentation will outline the relevant neuropsychological differences between neurotypical and neurodivergent learners and how those differences manifest in and outside of the classroom. We will also connect sensory needs to masking behavior and explore ways to that impact. Lastly, we will talk about ways to manage sensory needs in different environments, with an emphasis on doing so safely.
Dr. Matt Zakreski is the founder and lead psychologist of The Neurodiversity Collective. He thrives in supporting young people in understanding, developing, and celebrating their unique brains while developing strengths-based ways of operating in their world. In addition to his clinical and consulting work, Dr. Matt regularly keynotes around the world and loves coming out to visit organizations and schools.