Self Regulation & Decoding the Autistic Brain (2-day workshop)
This workshop is an introduction to the elements of self-regulation and its profound influence upon learning and behaviour in school. Many children with conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, developmental trauma and/or other emotional behavioural disorders experience difficulty regulating their energy levels and balancing their sensory systems.
To help your child, you will learn (among other skills) how to:
- Acknowledge and gain an understanding of sensory integration as a neurological process, theory of practice, intervention approach and diagnosis;
- Describe arousal and self-regulation as it relates to attention and behaviour;
- Gain awareness of associated problems relating to sensory processing challenges (i.e. difficulties impacting to attention, behaviour, engagement, learning and social engagement);
- enable your child with sensory issues through a combination of medicated learning, floortime therapy, social thinking and alert programme.
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Register as a group of three or more other friends and get a 10% off each!
Self-Regulation*: Managing Learning Difficulties and Undesired Behaviour
*Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and control our own behaviour, emotions, and thoughts, altering them in accordance with the demands of the situation. It allows us to respond appropriately and effectively to our environmental demands.
This workshop is an introduction to the elements of self-regulation and its profound influence upon learning and behaviour in school. Many children with conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, developmental trauma and/or other emotional behavioural disorders experience difficulty regulating their energy levels and balancing their sensory systems. This can be disruptive to the learning environment and social interaction. It also produces stress responses resulting in inattention, impulsivity and limited retention of learned information.
Takeaways from this workshop:
- Learn the different methods of providing appropriate support for children who have difficulty processing sensory information and regulating their emotions.
- Identify ways to manage the child’s varying activity levels through curriculum activities and adaptations.
- Understand how to develop therapeutic and attuned relations
- hips with students to support the development of balanced emotional states for optimum learning.
Decoding the Autistic Brain – A Primer
A presentation of pioneering research in the neurobiology of autism with treatment strategies supporting professionals who work with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). If you are an educator, a therapist (in the areas of occupational, physiotherapy or speech), a psychologist, educator or parent you will develop a deeper understanding of the brain-body science of ASD, evidence informed treatment and therapy choices across a wide range of possibilities for children with ASD.
Educators, teachers, allied educators, tutors (in mainstream or special needs settings), therapists (occupational, physio & speech), psychologists and parents.
About the Speaker:
Ms Kimberly Barthel
Kim is a world-renowned teacher and occupational therapist, actively supporting multi-disciplinary function and healing in many cultures internationally. Her revolutionary process reinforces the importance of relationship in therapy, blending the art of intuitive inquiry with cutting-edge developments in neuroscience. Some of Kim’s specialties include Mental Health, Complex Behaviour, Sensory Processing, Attachment, Addiction, PTSD, FASD, the Visual/Vestibular System and Neuro-Developmental Treatment. To empower personal reflection, she recently co-authored the national best-seller “Conversations with a Rattlesnake” with Theo Fleury. Kim’s mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit. For more on Kim, check out kimbarthel.ca,Twitter:@kimbarthelotr and Facebook: Kim Barthel
Do invite your colleagues, friends or other parents who may be interested in this workshop. Non-members are welcome to attend the workshop.