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Self-Regulation in Children: Keeping the Body, Mind & Emotions on Task



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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. This workshop looks at the underlying factors of poor self-regulation and how they affect the child.

Experienced presenter, Teresa Garland, will teach you practical interventions and how to create simple, but effective programs in clinical, school and home settings:

  • Sensory therapy techniques
  • Simple self-management and video modeling programs
  • Sensory lifestyle
  • First person stories
  • Energy regulation techniques
  • Emotional regulation techniques
  • Communication methods
  • Transition strategies
  • Behavioral Strategies

Clinical programs such as Interactive Metronome®, Sound Therapy, 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.

Format: DVD Video – 4+ hours

Details: Multi-disc DVD recording (6 hours, 24 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.


  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 the ingredients of a sensory lifestyle.
  4. Tell examples of 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.

How Self-Regulation Affects a Child’s Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

  • Overlay of systems
  • Overlap with sensory modulation disorder,
  • ADHD, autism, giftedness, anxiety and related conditions

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

  • Vestibular, proprioceptive, and sensory modulation characteristics
  • Strategies for home and school
  • Making it right: case studies and videos
  • Sensory diet vs. a sensory lifestyle
  • The big therapies: Interactive
  • Metronome®(IM), Sound Therapy, brushing and sensory diets

ADHD Strategies

  • Parker’s guidelines for giving meds
  • Greenspan’s strategies for avoiding meds
  • Cognitive strategies, attention strategies and mindfulness meditation


  • 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”
  • Working with Emotions
  • Art and music
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Polyvagal Theory and autism


  • 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 & Strategies for Smooth Transitions

  • Discuss social interactions
  • Describe relevant social cues and behaviors
  • Examples of transitional activities

Other Approaches

  • Music Therapy
  • Qi massage

Calming Strategies

  • Music, Me-Moves™
  • Deep pressure, Ease™


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 Disordersand Hands-on Activities for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders. She writes a blog at otselfregulation.blogspot.com/.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Teresa Garland is an author for PESI Publishing & Media and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Teresa Garland has written case studies for Interactive Metronome®. She writes a blog on self-regulation (otselfregulation.blogspot.com).

Teresa Garland, MOT, OTRL

Teresa Garland, MOT, OTRL, graduated with her MOT. She became intrigued with sensory integration and quickly obtained her certification. She avidly pursued theoretical and practical knowledge about the children she treated, trying in particular to understand their difficulty with self-control. As she conducted research and sought to make a contribution to this area of study, she produced a blog, http://otselfregulation.blogspot.com. Soon she was giving workshops on self-regulation for children with autism, ADHD and sensory disorders. Along the way, Teresa worked with children in clinics and schools in New Mexico, California and Michigan and with children with autism in the office of a Defeat Autism Now (DAN) doctor. Teresa has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Mexico. She is married and lives in Plymouth, Michigan. She is author of the book, Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies (Premier Publishing and Media, 2013).  


"Teresa is a mastered clinician and also a fantastic presenter. I appreciated how she tailored the course to the audience. Best course all year!" - Sue Wahl (Pathways Therapy) | Oakville, ON | May 12, 2014   "Teresa had a wealth of information to share about her life's passion. Very appreciated! Thank you for sharing your valuable resources and expertise." - Oakville, ON | May 12, 2014   "Teresa was a pleasure to listen to all day, she provided very practical information as well as relevant information for therapists that have been in practice for many years." - Ottawa, ON | May 14, 2014
"The instructor had a very gentle, approachable style to her presentation. The topics were extremely applicable to my practice." - Oakville, ON | May 12, 2014    

More information: otselfregulation.blogspot.com

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