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
• Identify multifaceted treatment plans that integrate vestibular,
proprioceptive, gravitational insecurity, oral-motor input, and many other
• Describe and use sensory diets to help children stay focused and on task
throughout the day
• Describe 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.
Financial - Receives a speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education.
Receives royalties from Elsevier Publishing and Create Space Publishing.
Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
ROBYN OTTY, OTD, MEd, OTR/L, BCPR, is a
registered, licensed, and certified Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of
experience in the field. Since receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in
Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 1994, she went on to earn
a clinical Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Loma Linda University and became
board certified in Physical Rehabilitation. With a wealth of clinical experience
that spans the lifespan from pediatric to geriatric populations, Dr. Otty serves
as an associate professor at Touro University Nevada and offers specialized
trainings in pediatric development across the country. Adeptly combining lecture
and hands–on experiences, her highly engaging presentations focus on providing
cutting edge tools, techniques, and strategies that you'll be able to put into
Finacial- Receives a speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education.
Nonfinancial-No relevant nonfinacial relationship exists.
POLLY BENSON, OTR/L, is a licensed
Occupational Therapist with more than 20 years of clinical experience working
with school-aged children who have special needs or physical disabilities.
Currently, she works with a school-based services company called Comprehensive
Therapy Consultants. Ms. Benson focuses on evaluation and treatment of students
with various levels of deficits. In her work, she has effectively implemented
individualized treatment strategies and goals using the power of smart
technology. Ms. Benson served as the Lead Occupational Therapist on the
Assistive Technology team, and, as a result, was recognized for her involvement
in an iPad pilot study within the county school system. She utilized technology
during her time as an owner and operator of a fitness facility for children,
implementing exergame technology for weight loss. Because of her extensive
experience combining treatment and technology, Ms. Benson has authored numerous
presentations and spoken nationally for several conferences and workshops. She
received her degree in Allied Medicine from The Ohio State University and is an
active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Finacial - Receives a speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education.
Nonfinancial-No relevant nonfinacial relationship exists.
"Really got me thinking and refreshed my mind and thoughts on sensory
Jennifer Wheeler, Occupational Therapist
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
•Physical Therapist Assistants
•Occupational Therapy 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.
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 period 1/27/15 to 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 social workers.
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
California Education Connection - The Physical
Therapy Board of California recognizes California Education Connection as an
Approval Agency to Approve Providers of Continuing Competency Courses in
California for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. This course
is approved for 6 CEs/Contact Hours (CEC-636).
Florida Department of Health Board of
Occupational Therapy Practice - Cross Country Education is an approved provider
#50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy
Practice. This course is approved for 6 contact hours for Occupational Therapist
and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
Florida Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted to the
Florida Physical Therapy Association for approval of 7 contact hours.
Florida Department of Health, Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family
Therapy and Mental Health Counseling - Cross Country Education is an approved
provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family
Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This program is approved
for 6 continuing education credits.
Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners - This program has been
submitted to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for pre-approval
of 0.6 continuing education hours.
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
- Application for MN BBHT continuing education credits has been submitted.
Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy - Application has been submitted
to the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy for pre-approval of six
continuing education hours.
Minnesota Board Of Physical Therapy - This program has been submitted to the
Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 6 continuing education hours for
ASWB - NJ CE Course Approval - New Jersey Social Worker pending approval.
New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners - This program has been
submitted for 6 continuing education credits to the New Jersey State Board of
Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy
Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy - This program has been approved by
the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for a total of 6 contact hours
of which 0 hours have been approved for Direct Access. PA Board Approval
West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling - This seminar has been submitted
for review to the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling for 6 hours of
WV Board Of Physical Therapy - This program has been approved by the West
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6 Continuing Education hours (Approval
#CCE-F16-19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV
Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.
Family Development Associates & CE Certifications
- Application has been submitted (but not yet approved) to the Family
Development Associates for Massachusetts and Rhode Island Marriage and Family
Therapists for 6 continuing education hours.
Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association - Application for MaMHCA/MMCEP
continuing education credits has been submitted.
The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board
for Physical Therapy - Cross Country Education is recognized by the New York
State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved
provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing
education. This seminar is awarded 7.2 contact hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -