Sensory Processing Courses

Els Rengenhart organises courses and seminars on sensory processing in The Netherlands. It is also possible to organise courses or seminars in other countries (language: English)


The courses in the Netherlands are given in the city of Groningen and take 10 days. They are given especially for

  • Occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech therapists working with mentally handicapped children and adults
  • Occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech therapists working with children.


  • The normal development of sensory processing. The interaction between perception and movement, teaching and learning motor skills, the process of becoming conscious, processing sensory information, state of arousal, equilibrium, eye-hand coordination and play and language.
  • The pathological development of sensory processing. Over- and underregistration of tactile and vestibular senses and the consequences for motor development, and how a child experiences the world around him and copes in it.
  • Examining sensory processing disorder. Learning and interpreting an observation to detect problems in sensory processing. Making observations of play and everyday activities.
  • Treatment of sensory processing disorder. Theoretical background of the treatment and testing practical techniques. Formulating a treatment programme after seeing a case on video or DVD


The seminars consist of two consecutive days and are meant as a `support` for therapist  who apply principles of sensory processing in their treatment and who have followed the course on sensory processing or a similar course previously.

In the period of September 2004 to September 2007 10 of these seminars were organised. In these seminars experiencing support was the central theme: the relation between sensory integration and experiencing the support on the ground – the influence of support on the function of the hand, - the influence of support on play, concentration and experience.

The next seminars will take place in 2009.

The theme of these will be the vestibular system and the influence of the vestibular system on the `fun` in movement, problems with sleeping, and walking on tiptoes.


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