An OT Approach to Self Regulation
September 26, 2018
CORA Services Conference Center
8540 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Registration for this workshop is closed.
This workshop looks at the underlying factors of poor self-regulation and how they affect the child. The course emphasizes practical interventions and effective strategies for creating simple but effective programs in clinical, school and home settings. Clinical programs such as Interactive Metronome (IM), brushing, sensory diets, and MeMovesTM 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.
Maria Slavin, MS, OTR/L, has over 15 years of experience as an occupational therapist providing social skills therapy and individual sensory processing/fine motor therapy to children and adults with behavioral health diagnoses such as autism, ADHD and anxiety disorders. She spent the last 8 years specializing in social skills and self-regulation. Ms. Slavin has worked with children and families across a variety of OT settings including early intervention, hospital, school and private practice. She is the founder and president of In-Sync and Social, LLC, an occupational therapy-based social skills program for children and adults with behavioral health diagnoses who often exhibit sensory systems that are imbalanced or not ‘in-sync”.
As a result of this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
- Communicate characteristics of sensory modulation disorder, ADHD and autism and how they overlap
- Modify specific treatments for SPD that can be duplicated at school or home
- Design a sensory lifestyle program using readily-found items.
- Determine elements of successful first-person stories and transitional activities
- Recommend ADHD intervention to be used with or without meds
- Implement a simple self-management and video modeling program
- Employ communication strategies that provide emotional control for children with ASD
This program will benefit Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Principals, Teachers, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Graduate Students, and other practitioners within mental health and education who provide direct services and/or parent/teacher consultation for this population.
- Act 48
- Psychological Credits
- SW, MFT & PC
12:45 PM – 4:15 PM
For more information call Ceil Hanas at 215.701.2629 or register online.
Registration begins 1/2 hour prior to stated program time. Pre-registration is required. Cancellations made LESS THAN 72 HOURS before the programs will NOT be refunded.