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Self-Regulation Interventions for Children & Adolescents: Reduce Frustration, Emotional Outbursts & Oppositional Behaviors


Faculty:
Laura Ehlert
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC053740
Brochure Code:
PWZ83983
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar

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This seminar will help you to better intervene with the challenging child—the one who won’t sit still; doesn’t follow directions; often throws tantrums; or has difficulty waiting for their turn. They may “hit first and ask questions later”. They react impulsively and have difficulty expressing what they need or what is frustrating them. We know this child is intelligent, caring and kind, but their behavior doesn’t reflect these positive qualities. These are the children who confuse and frustrate parents and who overwhelm teachers and peers. They struggle to meet basic expectations and are unable to succeed in school, with peers and at home.

Join clinical psychologist Dr. Ehlert and learn to effectively intervene with the emotional and behavioral dysregulation of children with High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Processing Disorders. Through hands-on activities and dynamic discussion, you will learn techniques, behavioral strategies, problem-solving strategies and brain training exercises to:

  • Address the sensory, language and executive functioning processing deficits that trigger them
  • Increase their self-control, social success, emotional control and task completion
  • Teach flexibility, tolerance, thinking it through and decision-making
  • Reduce the frequency and duration of their tantrums and emotional outbursts

Walk away with proven emotional, behavioral and processing strategies that lead to social and academic success!

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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.
 



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Laura Ehlert Related seminars and products: 4

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Laura Ehlert, Psy.D., is a child clinical psychologist who has worked with children and adolescents with severe emotional/behavioral issues for over 30 years.  She maintains a private practice in Burnsville, Minnesota where she specializes in working with clients who struggle with information, executive functioning and sensory processing deficits, and their associated emotional, behavioral and mental health issues.  Dr. Ehlert has worked with thousands of youth in a variety of settings including hospitals, residential treatment centers, partial hospital programs, school day treatment and outpatient mental health settings.  She holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology where her training focuses on developmental issues of childhood, and child psychopathology issues.

Professionals who have worked with Dr. Ehlert in the past have often commented that the perspectives and interventions she offers succeeded where others have failed. All behavior has function and is goal driven. Therefore, our understanding from the child’s perspective and being able to collaborate with the child to better know what information they do or don’t have in any difficult situation, is vital. If you want to resolve the problem that is creating the difficult behavior, you must first understand what is behind that behavior.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Laura Ehlert maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Laura Ehlert has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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CD/DVD

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Communicate how sensory, language, and executive skills impairments create fight/flight/freeze and defensive responses that lead to dysregulation and related behavioral issues in children.
  2. Choose the appropriate intervention strategies to improve student skills including self-control, social success, emotional regulation and task completion.
  3. Employ behavior modification techniques and problem-solving strategies to diffuse students' escalated and oppositional behavior.
  4. Implement environmental strategies to accommodate children’s processing deficits and emotional regulation needs.
  5. Utilize problem-solving strategies to develop appropriate behavioral expectations and coping mechanisms for improved self-regulation skills in students.
  6. Apply cognitive restructuring strategies to reduce frequency, severity and duration of children’s behavioral and emotional outbursts.

Outline

Perspective-Taking and Meaning to Improve Behavior
The intersection of sensory, cognitive, affect and motor systems
  • The “Set-up”: Child’s expectation + delayed development = failure
  • Develop appropriate expectations: Pitfalls and strengths of developmental models
  • Strategies for triggering triggers: Reinforcing desired behavior
  • De-escalation strategies and precursors to problem-solving
Sensory Deficits
Interdependence between sensory processing and perception
  • Strategies to reduce sensory triggers
  • Desensitize strategies to reset the “panic switch”
  • Manage the environment to reduce sensory overload
  • Experience your own dysregulation to sensory challenges
Language/Learning Deficits
Incorporate language processing into our understanding of behavior
  • Your emotional response to their language challenges
  • Recognize, validate and problem-solve common language deficit triggers
  • Social Pragmatics insight and behavior
  • Suggestions for accommodations and modifications for the classroom
Executive Functioning Deficits
Effective supports to overcoming EF roadblocks
  • Problem-solving strategies to improve organization, working memory and metacognitive deficits
  • Environments that manage fidgeting, restlessness and inattention and provide positive social-emotional regulation
  • Experience how we might set kids up to fail without realizing it
Behavioral Strategies
Empower children to make positive choices and take responsibility for their behavior
  • Create realistic expectations through better understanding of the child’s process
  • Successful “resetting” through behavior modification and skills coaching
  • Environmental structures and nurturing words that regulate
  • Reduce tantrums and emotional dysregulation through cognitive restructuring
Problem-Solving Strategies
Teach flexibility, tolerance and decision-making
  • End power struggles and the blame game
  • Improve child’s acceptance and personal responsibility for behavior
  • Create realistic expectations
  • Use language as a self-regulation tool
Brain Training
Increase task completion, social success and emotional control
  • Music and rhythm
  • Cerebellum Stimulation Training
  • Brain Gym®
  • Yoga & mindfulness
  • Neurotherapy models
  • Limitations of research and potential risks
Neuro-Biological Considerations
  • Diet/food
  • Supplements/vitamins
  • Sensitivities/toxins
  • Movement and exercise to regulate the brain

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

Reviews

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Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 316

Comments

VERONICA C

"I loved the training and the trainer. It was validating to the work i'm doing. "

Rachel F

"Really liked examples of cases and real life experience."

Monica B

"I was very impressed with the content of the course. I can’t wait to share what I learned with my coworkers and put new strategies into place in the classroom."

Kimberly A

"As an online participant it would have been nice to be acknowledged as taking part. As an OT I would recommend this course only for beginner level. The presenter was knowledgeable and presented a wealth of information in a short time span. "

Joanna B

"Presenter was obviously very knowledgeable, but the presentation seemed very disorganized. She brought up great points but then spent way too much time on one idea/example. Had to leave at 4pm and missed last part of presentation. Overall, felt that the time management was poor. Also, much of the course was audience questions (not great for a webinar) and most were inaudible so was hard to follow."

Julie C

"As a OT, I would not recommend this course for OT's with a lot of sensory experience. I think it is a great course for psychologists and educators who aren't familiar with sensory processing."

Hannah K

"Great course! This has been very helpful"

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