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Sensory modulation train-the-trainer evaluation summary

Sensory modulation is an evidence-based approach that supports people, through the use of sensory tools or activities, to help increase self-regulation, resilience, and enable participation in everyday life. It is currently being used in inpatient and community mental health and addiction services across Aotearoa New Zealand. In April 2021, Te Pou co-delivered an in-person train-the-trainer workshop to assist DHBs in building their own capacity to deliver sensory modulation training within their own localities. It provided participants with information about ‘what to teach’ and ‘how to teach’ to enhance their understanding and confidence in training and facilitation.

A total of 32 people attended both days of the workshop.

To establish the training effectiveness, an evaluation was conducted. The purpose of the evaluation was to identify whether participants’ understanding and confidence in the training and facilitation of sensory modulation increased as a result of attending the train-the-trainer workshop. This involved a pre and post-workshop survey as well as a six-month follow-up interview.

This document presents the key findings from the sensory modulation train-the-trainer evaluation.

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