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Self-Regulation in Children: Keeping the Body, Mind & Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders [seminar on 4 DVDs]
Garland, Teresa, MOT, OTR/L
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2014-04-01 / X60665
Infant, Child & Adolescent
price: $279.95 (may be subject to change)
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Children who have trouble self regulating throughout the day are missing out on typical childhood experiences in school, on the playground and with their families. This workshop looks at the underlying factors of poor self-regulation and how they affect the child.

Experienced presenter, Teresa Garland, will teach you practical interventions and how to create simple, but effective programs in clinical, school and home settings:

· Sensory therapy techniques
· Simple self-management and video modeling programs
· Sensory lifestyle
· First person stories
· Energy regulation techniques
· Emotional regulation techniques
· Communication methods
· Transition strategies
· Behavioral Strategies

Clinical programs such as Interactive Metronome®, Sound Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT™) will be discussed, as will timely topics such as medication vs. non-medication for ADHD and new insights from research into biomedical aspects of autism. You will receive written handouts and a list of resources.


1. Summarize characteristics of sensory modulation disorder, ADHD and autism and how they overlap.
2. Illustrate specific treatments for SPD that can be duplicated at school or home.
3. Describe the ingredients of a sensory lifestyle.
4. Tell examples of elements of successful first person stories and transitional activities.
5. Describe ADHD interventions to be used with or without meds.
6. Apply a simple self-management and video modeling program.
7. Describe how clinic-based therapies can reduce symptoms of SPD and ADHD.


How Self-Regulation Affects a Child’s Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

· Overlay of systems
· Overlap with sensory modulation disorder,
· ADHD, autism, giftedness, anxiety and related conditions

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

· Vestibular, proprioceptive, and sensory modulation characteristics
· Strategies for home and school
· Making it right: case studies and videos
· Sensory diet vs. a sensory lifestyle
· The big therapies: Interactive
· Metronome®(IM), Sound Therapy, brushing and sensory diets

ADHD Strategies

· Parker’s guidelines for giving meds
· Greenspan’s strategies for avoiding meds
· Cognitive strategies, attention strategies and mindfulness meditation


· As a powerful behavior program for ADHD
· Case study on breaking “stimming” habits

Utilizing Video

· Role play & video modeling
· Teaching functional skills
· Catching child “being good”
· Working with Emotions
· Art and music
· Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
· Polyvagal Theory and autism


· Communication strategies that provide control
· Match-and-repeat technique for social engagement
· Dealing with picky eating and poor sleep habits
· Behavioral strategies for eliminating difficult behavior

First Person Stories & Strategies for Smooth Transitions

· Discuss social interactions
· Describe relevant social cues and behaviors
· Examples of transitional activities

Other Approaches

· Music Therapy
· Qi massage

Calming Strategies

· Music, Me-Moves™
· Deep pressure, Ease™

About the Speaker:

Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author specializing in sensory and modulation issues. She has worked in schools, sensory clinics and medical settings with children and adults, treating sensory disorders, ADHD and autism. Ms. Garland works closely with other health professionals, teachers and doctors to understand and treat underlying sensory, timing, and coordination/motor planning issues as well as overlying socio/emotional behaviors in the symptoms of autism. She is trained/certified in the SIPT, Interactive Metronome®, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Therapeutic Listening, Wilbarger's Sensory Defensiveness, the Natural Heart Approach, Mindfulness Training, and Food Chaining. Her book is titled Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders.

She writes a blog at

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Teresa Garland is an author for PESI Publishing & Media and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Teresa Garland has written case studies for Interactive Metronome®. She writes a blog on self-regulation (

Continuing Education Information:

For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

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