Do you have difficulty getting or keeping the attention of the children you work with? Watch this fun and engaging activity that will grab their attention right on the spot.

I would like to share a story-based workout with you that you can begin using immediately — The Singing Cat! Incorporating playful activities like this into a child's everyday routine can help improve cognition, attention and much more for children with Autism and Sensory Disorders.

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Teresa Garland


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Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author specializing in sensory and modulation issues. She has worked in schools, sensory clinics and medical settings with children and adults, treating sensory disorders, ADHD and autism. Ms. Garland works closely with other health professionals, teachers and doctors to understand and treat underlying sensory, timing, and coordination/motor planning issues as well as overlying socio/emotional behaviors in the symptoms of autism. She is trained/certified in the SIPT, Interactive Metronome®, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Therapeutic Listening, Wilbarger’s Sensory Defensiveness, the Natural Heart Approach, Mindfulness Training, and Food Chaining. Her bestselling books are titled Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders (PESI, 2014) and Hands-on Activities for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders (PESI, 2016).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Teresa Garland is a presenter with Michigan Job Rehabilitation. She receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Teresa Garland has no relevant non-financial relationships.