Skin, our largest organ, forms the boundary between our physical being and the outside world. It also houses the tactile system, which allows the body to access tactile sensations from the outside world. The skin possesses eleven different tactile receptors to distinguish the broad array of tactile stimuli input encountered in the body. This set of tactile receptors helps to inform and prioritize incoming sensory information for the central nervous system to process. Once processed, the central nervous system directs the body's actions in response to ever-changing tactile conditions. Due to congenital issues or trauma (in utero, at birth, or any time after birth), tactile system challenges can result, causing any one of the following conditions:
- Hyper-sensitive Tactile System- also referred to as tactile defensiveness, this results in a negative overreaction to touch that typically would not be a problem
- Hypo-sensitive Tactile System- A person with a hypo-sensitive tactile system often does not respond to tactile input that would cause most people to react
Professionals, parents, and caregivers interested in learning more about the MNRI Method and its various programs are encouraged to attend this course early on, given the fundamental role it plays in emotional and behavioral regulation, and overall maturation and development. The Tactile Integration course explores in great detail the physiology and psychology of the tactile system.
$410 - First Time Attendance
$246 - Repeat Attendance
Note: A 10% late registration fee will be applied in 1 day, 12 hrs and 16 mins.