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

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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
    • Social stories
    • Energy regulation techniques
    • Communication methods
    • Transition strategies

    Clinical programs such as Interactive Metronome®, Sound Therapy, and Neuro-Feedback will be discussed, as will timely topics such as medication vs. non-medication for ADHD and the bio-medical approach controversy in autism. You will receive written handouts and a list of resources.

    Don’t miss this opportunity – register today!

  2. Lessons from the Neurodiverse: Helping Individuals with Autism Help Themselves Help Themselves

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    Recent discoveries about the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and early brain development provide compelling clues about why individuals with ASD use repetitive and/or restrictive behaviors as calming and coping mechanisms. During this
    interactive half-day workshop, participants will learn to view individuals with ASD through a psycho-biological lens that provides new insight into how to help these individuals help themselves. Compromised autonomic and social engagement nervous systems not only effect communication, social skills and behaviors, but heighten the affected individual’s fight-or-flight response. Breathing techniques, meditative exercises, autonomic biofeedback, and even hypnosis can help individuals with ASD self-regulate stress, emotions, and behavior. Those who live and work with individuals with ASD can teach and model these skills. When they do, affected individuals learn to turn down the inner turmoil and respond to life’s challenges with increased focus; less anxiety and rigidity; increased social skills; a better self-concept; and greater confidence. This workshop is geared for individuals with ASD, parents, and professionals.

    Mail-In Registration Deadline: October 9, 2017

    Download Brochure for more information and to register by mail.

    Click here to register online.