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Preparing the Environment for Children with Sensory-Processing Needs

Presenters: Anna Perry, Heather Madden 
For: Early Childhood & Elementary Teachers
CPD Hours: 1.5
Available: On Demand

Individual Rental Group Rental

On-Demand Webinar

The presentation is available for a 30-day rental via Vimeo On Demand, allowing you to view the webinar at any time, as often as you would like, within your rental period.

$55/individual (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
$200/group (CPD certificates for up to 20 persons)


In this webinar, we will investigate the identifying features of children with sensory challenges, including children who are on the autism spectrum and those with sensory-processing disorders. We will also review current research surrounding autism spectrum disorders and sensory-processing needs and discuss how that research impacts our work with children and their families. We will explore simple strategies and adaptations that can be utilized to support the learning and behavioral needs of these children who don’t fit the typical developmental patterns. Visual examples, anecdotes from current classroom practice, and basic assessment tools will be linked to research and Montessori philosophy and practices and shared. This webinar will enable you the opportunity to see how relatively simple changes to classroom environments and practices can meet the unique needs of the growing population of children with sensory-processing needs and autism in your Montessori classroom.

Learner Outcomes

  • You will learn current developmental and brain research about autism spectrum disorders and sensory-processing issues
  • You will understand essential neurobehavioral markers for children with these challenges
  • You will understand how children with these challenges can thrive in the Montessori setting when we address their needs
  • You will learn about simple adaptations that can be made in Early Childhood and Elementary environments to support the unique behavioral and learning needs of these children.

Anna Perry, MEd, is the executive director of Seton Montessori Institute and Schools in Clarendon Hills, IL. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood, Administrator).

Heather Madden, MEd, is a faculty member and resource specialist for Seton Montessori Institute and Schools in Clarendon Hills, IL. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood).

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