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Building Self-Regulation in Children with Autism, ADHD, or Sensory Disorders
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From classroom disruptions to earth-shaking tantrums, the challenging behavior of children who struggle with self-regulation takes many forms, often leaving parents, teachers, and therapists at a loss for how to help them succeed. As time passes without a solution, these children miss out on typical childhood experiences at school, at home with their families, and on the playground, with far-reaching developmental implications for adulthood. Take a trip inside the mind of the dysregulated child with this seminar and learn why it’s so hard to follow directions, control impulses, regulate emotions, and stay on task. Then we’ll show you how to address each of these concerns with skill-building strategies that really work.

Throughout the course, participants receive in-depth guidance for addressing and overcoming the core deficits of autism, ADHD, and other sensory processing disorders that contribute to dysregulated behavior. Learn how to use video and live behavior modeling, iPads, and the Alert Program to help children stay focused and receptive in any setting. Discuss sensorimotor strategies that support regulation in children who are at a more basic level of communication and interaction. Finally, in addition to all the tools and strategies you’ll learn today, you’ll also take home a guidebook full of step-by-step solutions that can be given to both teachers and parents for dealing with various sensory behaviors, along with fine and gross motor concerns. 

Amanda Bartel, MS OTR/L

AMANDA BARTEL, MS OTR/L, is a licensed Occupational Therapist with an extensive background in pediatric intervention. She earned her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Ithaca College (Ithaca, New York). She has worked across various pediatric settings, amassing experience that covers the developmental continuum. She has expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Down Syndrome. Her therapeutic interventions incorporate an integrated developmental sensory-neuro-behavioral approach. 

Ms. Bartel has taught pediatric courses for undergraduate and graduate OT students at Ithaca College. In 2010, Ms. Bartel presented her research on “Predicting Happiness through Occupational Performance in College Students” at the AOTA Conference in Orlando, Florida and at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress in Santiago, Chile. 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial – Receives speaking honorarium from Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


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