Children with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD or autism have much in common. They are challenged with physical problems that affect their ability to focus and can also cause them to be emotionally reactive. 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. They have difficulty making and keeping friends.
This recording looks at the underlying factors of poor self-regulation and how they affect the child. The course emphasizes practical interventions! You will walk away with strategies for creating simple but effective programs in clinical, school and home settings:
Sensory therapy techniques
Simple self-management and video modelling programs
Sensory lifestyle programs
Energy regulation techniques
Clinical programs such as Interactive Metronome® (IM), brushing, sensory diets, and MeMoves™ 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.
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Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, neurological disorders and a wide variety of developmental disorders in numerous settings. She is the owner of Sensational Brain, LLC, and creator of the popular BrainWorks™ tools, a system for creating effective sensory diets that empowers kids to take charge of their sensory needs.
Gwen is steadfast in helping children learn to self-regulate to manage their behaviors and emotions effectively. She works directly with educators, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, BCBAs and other professionals in her roles as an educator, consultant to two school districts and provider of private pediatric occupational therapy services in homes.
Gwen presents worldwide on topics related to sensory modulation and self-regulation teaching practitioners, parents, and teachers who work with children and adolescents practical treatments and interventions. She has been invited to speak at numerous state and local conferences and has been featured on podcasts. Gwen has led and co-authored two research studies on the implementation of sensory strategies for the purpose of enhancing self-regulation, the most recent of which was published in a peer reviewed journal.
She is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and at the state level, she is a member of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association.
Financial: Gwen Wild is the owner of Sensational Brain LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Gwen Wild has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Differentiate between symptoms of sensory modulation disorder, ADHD and autism to determine appropriate self-regulation interventions.
Modify clinical treatments for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) to be utilized in school or home settings.
Design a sensory lifestyle program using readily-found items to improve self-regulation skills in your young clients.
Incorporate elements of first-person stories and transitional activities into your SPD intervention plan.
Recommend cognitive strategies to address symptoms of ADHD, including hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Implement role plays and video modelling interventions to target appropriate self-management skills.
How Self-Regulation Affects a Child’s Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
Overlay of systems
Overlap with sensory processing disorder, ADHD, autism, giftedness, anxiety and related conditions
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Vestibular, proprioceptive, and sensory modulation characteristics
What can go wrong
Making it right: case studies and videos
The big therapies: Interactive Metronome®, (IM), brushing, sensory diets, MeMoves™, and more!
Create a Sensory Lifestyle
Strategies for over-responsivity, under-responsivity, cravings
Develop sensory boxes, sensory schedules and spaces
Bedtime tips and strategies
Parker’s guidelines for giving meds
Greenspan’s strategies for avoiding meds
Cognitive strategies, attention strategies and mindfulness meditation
As a powerful behaviour program for ADHD
Address challenging behaviours and habits through sensory-based activities
Mindfulness and meditation techniques
Role play and video modelling
Teach functional skills
Catch child “being good”
Art and music activities for emotions
Layers of autism
Working with emotions
Communication strategies that provide control
Match-and-repeat technique for social engagement
Deal with picky eating and poor sleep habits
Behavioural strategies for eliminating difficult behaviour
Strategies for First-Person Stories
What, why and how
Case studies of why we see certain behaviours
Case study example reflecting successful intervention
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.