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Understanding the Highly Sensitive Child

Themes:
Guidance and Student Support ServicesInclusive Education
What:
1 Hour Session
When:
12:30 PM, Friday 14 Feb 2020 (1 hour)
How:
Tags:
Early Childhood Education - Pre K-KindergardenDivision 1 - Grades 1-3Division 2 - Grades 4-6Division 3 - Grades 7-9
Location : Crescent Heights High School - 309

Does this sound like a child you work with: struggles with emotional reactivity, appears to be impacted by sensory issues, broods over failures, takes things personally, deeply impacted by others emotions, easily withdraws if overwhelmed, thinks deeply about things, deeply rich inner life, doesn’t do well with change, highly conscientious, and perceptive?


A highly sensitive child [HSC] is one of the fifteen to twenty percent of children born with a nervous system that is highly aware and quick to react to everything. This makes them quick to grasp subtle changes, prefer to reflect deeply before acting, and generally behave conscientiously. They are also easily overwhelmed by high levels of stimulation, sudden changes, and the emotional distress of others (Aron, 2018).


In this workshop parents, caregivers, and professionals will learn to better understand these children and ways to help them manage in the classroom.


OBJECTIVES:


Identifying whether a child is highly sensitive

Exploring struggles that accompany these types of children and possible solutions

Understanding how teaching style can impact HSC

Develop strategies to build resiliency in HSC

Participant
Institute of Child Psychology

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