Custom interventions for ADHD
•Attention and timing therapies for children & adults
•Manage intense emotions, anxiety and stress
Self-regulation is the key problem for a child or adult with ADHD. While the child may be hyperactive and unable to control motor impulses, their challenges may shift to managing schoolwork and regulating intense emotions as they move into adolescence. Challenges shift again in adult years as difficulties managing the details of life and their ability to interact with the world at large.
This intervention-heavy course looks at ways to treat ADHD – from childhood into the adult years – through the levels of the disorder. You will learn how to quiet hyperactivity, slow impulsivity, and increase your client’s attention. Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, will give you emotional regulation strategies for children and adults and will show you how positive interaction programs can make a difference in the child or adult’s demeanor. Special attention is paid to techniques for managing anxiety.
Improve your client’s attention and organization skills with:
•Nurtured Heart Approach
•Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
•Apps and other fun techniques
•Case studies and client examples
1.Describe the pluses and minuses of using diet, meds or therapy approaches for ADHD.
2.List Barkley’s levels of pre-executive function and executive function.
3.Identify and describe three attention interventions.
4.Show a detailed program to help adults manage the details of their life.
5.Summarize five ways to manage anxiety in children and adults.
6.List three ways to work with emotional regulation in ADHD.
7.Describe the key element of timing therapy and how to achieve it.
8.Demonstrate a program for learning to stay present.
•General approaches to manage ADHD
•Dietary: Metabolic issues, food sensitivities
•Medications: The pros and cons
Executive Function and Self-Regulation
•Does Executive Function equal Self-Regulation?
•Russ Barkley’s levels of executive function
•Matching Barkley’s levels to age and maturity to plan interventions
•Self-regulation capabilities and compensation
•Recognize “off-center” emotions and intensity
•Get in touch with and be present to emotions
•Strategies to accept and manage emotions
•Positive guidance via the Nurtured Heart Approach
•Manage intensity for the adult
•Diffuse emotions with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Structure and Organization
•Create habits in small children
•Dictated goals vs. self-management of tasks
•Using apps to compensate for poor organization skills
•Basics: One thing at a time
•Learn effective self-control
•Self-management for children
•Self-management for adults
Attention Therapies for ADHD
•Timing therapy for children and adults •Interactive Metronome®
•A metronome app
•Sharp attention to gain hyper-focus
•Have fun with attention exercises for young children
•Mindfulness attention training for children and adults
Anxiety and Stress Management Strategies
•Look social situations in the eye
•Keep deadlines at arm’s length
•Three breathing techniques
•Physical exercise, work and play
•The Mind Jar
•Keep it simple
•Learn self-acceptance vs. defensiveness
•Recognize emotional and mental states
•Stay present, wait, watch and accept
•Use self-regulation to counter impulses
•Advanced strategies to manage intensity
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 otselfregulation.blogspot.com/.
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 (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.