Building Self-Regulation in Children with
Autism, ADHD, or Sensory Disorders
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
SUSAN L. ROBERTS, MDiv, OTR/L, has served
children with autism, their families, and their communities for more than 20
years, developing positive and highly effective solutions for the home and
school. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from
Boston University, and research interests in the sensory aspects of healing
rituals led her to a Master of Divinity from Harvard University. Today, her
research focuses on the primary occupation of childhood ? play ? as well as the
use of mind/body approaches to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Ms. Roberts has taught kinesiology and pediatrics in the Occupational Therapy
Departments of Eastern Kentucky University and New York Institute of Technology.
She opened and operated a play-based pediatric clinic in Tucson, Arizona, and,
in 1993, was named Arizona Occupational Therapy Association's Occupational
Therapist of the Year. Ms. Roberts went on to complete the Professional Training
Program at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She
currently coaches parents and therapists who want to "raise happy kids for a
Susan Roberts co-authored My Kid Eats Everything: a Journey from Picky to
Adventurous Eating, Kinesiology: Movement in the Context of Activity, and
Biomechanics: Problem Solving for Occupational Therapy.
Receives a speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education.
Receives a referral honorarium from Institute of Integrative Nutrition for each
person who enrolls in the Professional Education Program.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Social Workers
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
CREDITS - CE Approvals
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.
Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy - This program has been submitted to
the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 continuing education hours.
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; Professional 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 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 Clinical 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
more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level 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
State of Illinois Department of Professional
Regulation (IL-Counselor) - Cross Country Education is a registered
counselor continuing education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois
Department of Professional Regulation (license # 197-000144). This program is
offered for six (6) contact hours of continuing education for counselors.
Licensed counselors in other states should contact their individual state
jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for
State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IL-MFT) - Cross
Country Education is a registered marriage and family therapist continuing
education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of
Professional Regulation (license # 168-000172). This program is offered for six
(6) contact hours of continuing education for marriage and family therapist.
Licensed marriage and family therapist in other states should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal.
Illinois Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted
to the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for approval of 6 credit hours.
This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the
scope of their license or regulation.
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, Physical Therapy Committee - This
meets the IN-PT approval under 844 IAC 6-8-5 Approved Organizations #9, please
contact IN Board or Association if you have questions.
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.
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.
New Mexico Physical Therapy Board - This program has been submitted to
the New Mexico Physical Therapy Board for 6 contact hours.
Oklahoma State Department of Health, Protective Health Services, State Board
of Behavioral Health Licensure - This program has been submitted to the
Oklahoma Board of Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist for approval of 6 continuing education hours.
Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, Physical Therapy
Advisory Committee - This program has been submitted to the Oklahoma State
Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for preapproval of 6 contact hours.
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists - Cross
Country Education is an approved sponsor of continuing education for licensed
marriage and family therapists through the Texas State Board of Examiners of
Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider number 195). This course is offered for
6 clock hours.
Texas Physical Therapy Association - This course has been submitted to
the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6 continuing competence unit(s)
for PTs and PTAs.
Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family
Therapy - This program has been submitted to the Wisconsin Association for
Marriage and Family Therapy for 6 CEUs.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -