Monday, August 24, 2015

My CrossCountry Workshops

I'm excited to announce that I have a new workshop series called "Let's Play! Strategies to Facilitate Self-Regulation in Children" debuting with Cross Country Education this fall.  I'll be in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio in October.  This is one of my most favorite workshops to give...the topics and objectives that we'll be covering include:

  • Distinguishing sensory-based behaviors from other disruptive behaviors
  • Distinguishing the three levels of self-regulation and how to effectively intervene for each level.
  • Determining and assessing the child's developmental play skills and linking those skills to participation with family and peers and intervention approaches.
  • Determining the best assessment tool to determine sensory processing and sensory regulation issues affecting participation with family and peers, and performance at school, at home and in the community.
  • Correlating assessment results with behaviors and functional performance at school, in the community, and at home
  • Discovering how play-based sensory strategies facilitate academic performance and social participation
  • Describing research and best practice approaches that support sensory-based intervention techniques and activities
  • Developing measurable draft objectives to address curriculum or behavioral expectations that are affected by the child's difficulties with self-regulation
  • Designing an effective sensory-based intervention plan for at least three children on your caseload (this is our fun lab activity portions of the workshop so bring your favorite intervention supplies (e.g., therapy balls, obstacle course items, scooter boards, puzzles, jump ropes, balloons, etc.)!
I hope to meet some of y'all at one of the sessions in Grand Rapids (Sept 30), Lansing (Oct 1), Sterling Heights near Detroit (Oct 2), Ft Wayne (Oct 21), Toledo (Oct 22) or Farmington Hills near Detroit (Oct 23).  :)

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