Building Self-Regulation in Children with
Autism, ADHD, or Sensory Disorders - Social Workers, Therapists Training
From classroom disruptions to earth-shaking
tantrums, the challenging behavior of children who struggle with self-regulation
takes many forms, often leaving parents, teachers, and therapists at a loss for
how to help them succeed. As time passes without a solution, these children miss
out on typical childhood experiences at school, at home with their families, and
on the playground, with far-reaching developmental implications for adulthood.
Step inside the mind of the dysregulated child with this seminar, and learn why
it's so hard to follow directions, control impulses, regulate emotions, and stay
on task. We?ll show you how to address each of these concerns with
skill-building strategies that really work. Throughout the course, participants
receive in-depth guidance for addressing and overcoming the core deficits of
autism, ADHD, and other sensory processing disorders that contribute to
dysregulated behavior. Learn how to use video and live behavior modeling, iPads,
and the Alert Program to help children stay focused and receptive in any
setting. Discuss sensorimotor strategies that support regulation in children who
are at a more basic level of communication and interaction. Finally, in addition
to all the tools and strategies, you'll also take home a guidebook full of
step-by-step solutions that can be given to both teachers and parents for
dealing with various sensory behaviors, along with fine and gross motor
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Describe the Building Blocks for Learning
• Identify parent, teacher, and clinician interventions available for building
self-regulation in children with autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity
disorder, and other sensory processing disorders
• Design multifaceted treatment plans that integrate vestibular, proprioceptive,
gravitational insecurity, oral-motor input, and many other strategies
• Develop and use sensory diets to help children stay focused and on task
throughout the day
• Discuss effective methods for integrating iPads in therapy to promote
self-regulation and break through communication barriers with children on the
• Apply the Teacher/Parent Toolkit for students on your caseload
AIMEE JOHNSON, MOT, OTR/L, is a licensed
occupational therapist with over 15 years of experience helping children learn
to self-regulate at school and at home. In addition to practicing in the school
districts of Tuolumne County, California, she helps design occupational therapy
clinics and provides training and consultations for parents, teachers, and staff
in the areas of sensory processing, fine and gross motor development, and visual
motor/perceptual skills. She also provides assistive technology assessments,
integrating today's technology to help students better access their curriculum.
Prior to her work with Tuolumne County schools, she worked in private clinics in
the San Francisco Bay Area that serve children with learning disabilities,
pervasive development disorder, autism, and ADHD. Ms. Johnson earned her Master
of Occupational Therapy at Samuel Merritt College, and went on to become
certified in assistive technology through California State University's
Northridge Center on Disabilities.
Financial—Receives a speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education
Nonfinancial—No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Social Workers
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
The American Occupational Therapy Association,
Inc. - Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing
education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs
does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical
procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of
OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
American Psychological Association - Cross Country Education is approved
by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program
and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full
attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for
partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
American Speech-Language Hearing Association - Cross Country Education, LLC
is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education
activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information
for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider
approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or
clinical procedures. This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate
level; related area).
Association of Social Work Boards - Cross Country Education provider
#1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the
Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved
Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved
through 1-27-18). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the
program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for
participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
Educators Statement - This educational offering may qualify toward your
professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6
clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to
calculate professional development/continuing education credit.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - Application
currently under review for MFT CEU approval by the Louisiana Association For
Marriage and Family Therapy.
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board - This program has been submitted to the
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for approval of 6.0 contact hours for Physical
Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
NASW-LA - This program has been submitted to the NASW-Louisiana Chapter
for approval of 6 continuing education credits.
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family
Therapist - This program has been submitted to the Mississippi Board of
Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists for approval of
6 contact hours.
Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy - This program has been
submitted to Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours for
PTs and PTAs.
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. - Cross Country Education has
been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.
5904. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cross
Country Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Six (6)
contact hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -