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Self-Regulation Strategies & Techniques: In-Session Demonstrations for Calming Children with Autism, ADHD & Sensory Processing Disorder

Learn self-regulation strategies through live demonstrations taught by occupational therapist, international speaker and author, Teresa Garland. With the help of children with and without autism, Garland has created a collection of interventions that can be used to help any child get calm and stay calm. Included are self-regulating techniques for children of any age with autism, ADHD and sensory processing disorder to be used in the clinic, school and home. Watch and learn how these techniques are used successfully with children and how they react before and after calming scenarios.

Discover over 35 effective interventions including:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Physical activities
  • Sensory strategies
  • Environment changes
  • Structure for school or home setting
  • Weighted blankets and balls
  • Effective timeouts
  • Meditative activities
  • Child massage
  • Sleep improvement strategies
  • Ways to recover from excitement


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Teresa Garland
1 Hour 08 Minutes
Audio and Video
21 Aug, 2014
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates PsychOz Publications, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.0 hours CPD.


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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 and 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 bestselling books are titled Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders (PESI, 2014) and Hands-on Activities for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders (PESI, 2016).

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 ( 

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  • Describe seven on-the-spot techniques for calming a child.
  • Show 10 ways to use slow or fast physical activity to regulate a child.
  • Demonstrate a four-minute stretching routine to get rid of wiggles.
  • Identify five ways to make use of weighted objects for calming.
  • Describe five ways to help a child transition from one place or activity to another.
  • List eight sensory strategies to help keep a child calm and regulated at school, at home or in the clinic.


  • Over 35 video clips showing children age 2 - 13, with and without autism engaged in calming activities
  • Clips include:
    • Practical methods for calming any child on-the spot
    • Techniques to keep a child with autism calm as he or she transitions from one place or activity to another
    • Exercise and other activities to increase a child’s ability to stay calm for long periods of time

Target Audience

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Educators, Para-Professionals, Administrators, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Parents



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 2280


Johnny S - Jasper, Alabama

"Thanks for great ideas and techniques!"

Morgan T - east new market, Maryland

"Wonderful CE course, I enjoyed this very much, this helped me reset how I react during my treatment sessions with a different way of thinking. "

Tamera M - TULSA, Oklahoma

"Excellent presentation."

Colleen O - PORTLAND, Oregon

"This is one of the best online CEU's I've ever watched. Excellent delivery of material and extremely practical"

Rita M - Dry Prong, Louisiana

"Very useful information for myself and the children I work with"

Jordan C - Waynesboro, Virginia

"This was great, thank you! "

Jenn H - Frankenmuth

"I learned a lot! Great video and great examples"

Audra S - Charlotte, Vermont

"I loved this training! Perfect for the work I do. "

Danielle R - East Sandwich, Massachusetts

"Amazing course!!"

Shannon E - RAMONA, Oklahoma

"Excellent presentation. Interesting and timely."

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