Seminar Detail

Self-Regulation in Children: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders

Where:
HYANNIS, MA
When:
Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Children with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD or autism have much in common. They are challenged with physical problems that affect their ability to focus and can also cause them to be emotionally reactive. Children who have trouble self-regulating throughout the day are missing out on typical childhood experiences in school, on the playground and with their families. They have difficulty making and keeping friends.

This workshop looks at the underlying factors of poor self-regulation and how they affect the child. The course emphasizes practical interventions! You will walk away with details on how to create simple but effective programs in clinical, school and home settings:
  • Sensory therapy techniques
  • Simple self-management and video modeling programs
  • Sensory diets
  • First-person stories
  • Energy regulation techniques
  • Communication methods
  • Transition strategies
  • Behavioral Strategies

Clinical programs such as Interactive Metronome® and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT™) will be discussed, as will timely topics such as medication vs. non-medication for ADHD and new insights from research into biomedical aspects of autism. You will receive written handouts and a list of resources. Don’t miss this opportunity – register today!
Objectives:
  1. Summarize characteristics of sensory modulation disorder, ADHD and autism and how they overlap.
  2. Illustrate specific treatments for SPD that can be duplicated at school or home.
  3. Describe a sensory diet using readily-found items.
  4. Tell elements of successful first-person stories and transitional activities.
  5. Describe ADHD interventions to be used with or without meds.
  6. Apply a simple self-management and video modeling program.
  7. Describe how clinic-based therapies can reduce symptoms of SPD and ADHD.
OUTLINE

How Self-Regulation Affects a Child’s Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Overlay of systems
  • Overlap with sensory processing disorder, ADHD, autism, giftedness, anxiety and related conditions
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
  • Vestibular, proprioceptive, and sensory modulation characteristics
  • What can go wrong
  • Making it right: case studies and videos
  • The big therapies: Interactive Metronome® (IM), brushing, sensory diets, and MeMoves™
Creating a Sensory Diet
  • Designing and implementing sensory diets
ADHD
  • Parker’s guidelines for giving meds
  • Greenspan’s strategies for avoiding meds
  • Cognitive strategies, attention strategies and mindfulness meditation
Self-Management
  • As a powerful behavior program for ADHD
  • Case study on breaking “stimming habits
Utilizing Video
  • Role play & video modeling
  • Teaching functional skills
  • Catching child “being good”
Autism
  • Layers of autism
  • Working with emotions
  • Communication strategies that provide control
  • Match-and-repeat technique for social engagement
  • Dealing with picky eating and poor sleep habits
  • Behavioral strategies for eliminating difficult behavior
First Person Stories
  • What, why and how
Making Transitions Uneventful
  • Strategies for smooth transition
Other Approaches
  • Music therapy
  • Alternative therapy
  • QI massage
Calming Strategies
  • Music, Me-Moves™
  • Deep pressure
  • Ease™

THERESA M. PETRENCHIK, PHD, OTR/L

Terry Petrenchik, PHD, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist with expertise in children’s mental health and development. She has over 20 years of experience providing direct therapy services to children with histories of maltreatment and the complex mental, emotional and behavioral conditions associated with early relational trauma. Dr. Petrenchik works with child serving agencies, municipalities, community coalitions and homeless service providers who serve developmentally vulnerable and maltreated children.

Dr. Petrenchik is the owner of Well & Ready Kids, a therapeutic and educational consulting agency specializing in the needs of children and youth with complex neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions, including autism, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties, disorders of extreme stress not otherwise specified (DESNOS), childhood regulatory disorders, and developmental trauma. One of her areas of specialty is self-regulation and co-regulation strategies for chronically dysregulated children and youth. Dr. Petrenchik is a certified HeartMath® provider, a trained iLs listening protocol provider, and she has extensive experience using regulatory approaches such as BAL-A-Vis-X, Brain Gym, Smart Moves, Astronaut Training, and sensory motor arousal regulation techniques. Dr. Petrenchik presents nationally on the topics of developmental trauma, self-regulation, emotional dysregulation and attachment. She is also a published researcher in childhood disability who has been an occupational therapy faculty member at several US and Canadian universities. Dr. Petrenchik is a sought-after speaker, consultant and trainer.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Theresa Petrenchick is owner of Well & Ready Kids, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Theresa Petrenchik is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
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