This workshop teaches participants how to create successful behavioral interventions for children with autism. You will learn how to help children correct their behaviors through video-modeling, how to monitor their behaviors with self-management techniques, how to learn the rules of the world through social stories and comic-strip conversations, and how to see their progress through videotaping. We discuss ways to engage and communicate with children with autism and how to help them gracefully transition from one activity, place or person to the next. In addition, you will learn to combine techniques from behavioral therapy and play therapy for the purpose of replacing a child’s repetitive behaviors with functional skills.
- Detail two videotaping methods that target behavioral issues in young or cognitively impaired children.
- Learn to use social stories and comic book conversations as a way to teach rules and lessons.
- Name 10 ways to engage and transition a child with autism.
- Describe how to put a self-management program into place for a child with high-functioning autism.
About the Speaker:
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 book is titled Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders.
She writes a blog at otselfregulation.blogspot.com/.
Length: 1 hour 28 minutes
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