Understanding Sensory Processing:

Emotional development and emotional regulation training

Delivered by Sanam Bagherian, Ph.D. in psychology

Online, delivered via ZOOM

DATE: 20 February 2025, 9am - 3.30pm

Are you ready to deepen your understanding of sensory sensitivities and their profound impact on emotional development? Join us for an enlightening workshop designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical strategies to support sensory needs and emotional regulation.

Workshop aims

Expand Your Knowledge 
Learn about sensory sensitivities and sensory processing and its impact on emotional development.

Dive deeper  
Explore the intricate relationship between sensory development and emotional growth. Gain hands-on experience and learn effective techniques to foster a supportive environment for children and young people.

Essential Topics Covered:

  1. How the Sensory Brain Develops in Children:
    Understand the stages and processes of sensory development.

  2. Impact of Sensory Development on Behaviors:
    Discover how sensory processing influences behaviors and learn strategies to support healthy development.

  3. Emotional Brain Development and Regulation:
    Delve into the development of the emotional brain and its role in emotional regulation.

  4. Practical Strategies for Emotional Regulation:
    Acquire actionable strategies to aid in the development of emotional regulation.

  5. Tools for Sensory Modulation and Co-Regulation:
    Explore potential tools and techniques to support sensory and emotional needs.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Teachers and educators

  • Support workers

  • Occupational therapists and speech and language therapists

  • Early intervention teachers

  • Whānau and family members

While this training touches on neurodiversity, for more specific strategies to support Autistic and Neurodivergent individuals, we recommend additional specialized learning.

Join us to expand your knowledge and make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and young people. 🌟

This workshops is worth 20 points/6.5 hours CPD

About the presenter:

Sanam Bagherian, Ph.D. in  Psychology

Sanam Bagherian is Autism Specialist Facilitator, has a strong interest in autism and has a Ph.D. in autism psychology which included delivering educational programmes to support parents with children on autism spectrum. Sanam has worked as a clinician and educator to support children on the spectrum and their families for several years, and more recently has worked with autistic adults. Sanam has published more than six studies and has presented at events such as the 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology (July, 2017).  
Sanam is passionate about getting up to date in depth reliable autism information and sharing it with the autism community.

What others have said:

  • “It’s been the most comprehensive workshop I have attended in years!”

  • "The seminar was absolutely fantastic! We lapped up every word you said, and felt we had really taken our understanding to the next level. Thank you so much."

  • "We started with only a very general knowledge of sensory processing, emotional development, etc, and you helped us understand these things with much more depth and nuance, so that we will be able to see a specific child's specific needs and strengths and work with them in specific ways, and that's exactly what we were hoping for! I really hope you'll have the opportunity to use this presentation again with lots more teachers!"

  • "Thank you, Sanam. You were a wonderful facilitator."

  • "Was very informative, thank you."

  • "Thank you very much! I really enjoy your workshop, thank you for sharing your knowledge to help us to be the best that we can be."

  • "Sanam was amazing and full of knowledge" 

Date: 20 February

9am - 3.30pm

Online workshop, delivered via ZOOM

Price & Registration Information - Early Bird finishes 30 January

Online workshop

Early Bird: $325.00 per person, including GST - BOOK AND PAY BEFORE 30 January 2025 and save $50.00 pp
Standard: $375.00 per person including GST

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Upon hitting the blue "Complete Booking" button, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration and you will also be a sent in a separate email a Tax Invoice showing your booking as being paid in full by Credit Card.
This will appear on your statement as from LIL REGIE LTD WELLINGTON, our NZ based booking agent.  

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Nathalie van Dort: nathalie@grow.co.nz or ph: 021 066 9811

Can't pay online and require an invoice?

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.

  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.

  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email nathalie@grow.co.nz  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred.
All cancellations must be received in writing via email.
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

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For further details, please contact:
e: nathalie@grow.co.nz
p: 021 066 9811