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This intervention-heavy workshop presents self-regulation strategies for working with the whole child. Starting with the physical being, we target keeping the child’s body and senses calm and grounded using movement, yoga and sensory strategies. At the mental level, we focus on methods such as attention training and meditation to keep attention strong. Next, we look at ways to keep the emotions balanced and positive with interventions based on Polyvagal Therapy, EFT, art and music. Finally, we tackle ways to help the child negotiate the world of people without being overwhelmed with social stories and transition techniques. Along the way, we discuss ways to exercise the child’s modulation skills.
Describe general strategies for improving self-regulation at the physical, mental, emotional and social levels.
Learn two activities to help calm and alert students in a classroom.
Identify three activities that a therapist in a small office can use to calm a child.
List ten ways to help a child transition from one activity to another.
ABOUT TERESA GARLAND
Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, is an OT specializing in sensory and modulation issues. She has worked in schools, sensory clinics and medical settings with children ages 3 – 17, treating children with sensory processing disorders, ADHD and autism. Ms. Garland works closely with psychologists, speech therapists, teachers and doctors to understand and treat underlying sensory, timing, and coordination/motor planning issues. She is trained/certified in the SIPT, Interactive Metronome®, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Therapeutic Listening, Wilbarger’s Sensory Defensiveness, and Food Chaining. She has written case studies for Interactive Metronome® and writes a blog called OT and Self-Regulation at http://otselfregulation.blogspot.com/.
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.