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Understanding Body Schema

This course introduces you to the importance of body schema and sensory processing in child development . With lectures, videos, podcasts from global experts and reflections,  it helps you understand how children learn through their bodies and to apply the principles of body work to support your children develop and thrive. With activity ideas to use with children in the classroom, the clinic or at home it will support your work with all children.


Starting date

February 2023

Starting date

On enrolment


Self study


3 hours 



What you are going to learn

A few more words about this course

This course helps you understand how we learn through our bodies and how through understanding body schema, and how children learn through their senses, it will help you support children's development.
By the end of this course you will understand 

  • What we mean by body schema
  • The principles of sensory processing 
  • To understand how children's movement and behaviour tells us how they feel things in their body
  • To provide movement opportunities that help children to develop and learn
  • Creative ideas for building body schema in your children.

Caroline Essame 

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CreateCATT
Caroline is a social entrepreneur passionate about equitable play based education, the social and emotional wellbeing of children and building nurture capital. She has over 35 years’ experience in the field of creativity, play and human development. Trained initially in Occupational Therapy and Art and Play Therapy, her Master’s is in Education focusing on play and early childhood development.
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