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Self-Regulation in Children: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders
Self-Regulation in Children: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders

Where:   CHEYENNE, WY

When:  Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Disorders of sensory processing are common for children with ADHD or autism and can complicate treatment and impact quality of life. Children who have trouble self regulating throughout the day can miss out on typical childhood experiences in school, on the playground and with their families. They have difficulty making and keeping friends.

Join Rondalyn Whitney, MOT, OTR, and discover the underlying neurological and environmental factors that reduce a child’s ability to self-regulate and interact with their environment. This course emphasizes the newest research, practical interventions and provides details on how to create simple, yet effective programs in clinical, school and home settings:
  • Strategies guided by Ayres’ Sensory Integrative Theory
  • Activities to help individuals develop self-management
  • Understanding the importance of a rich sensory lifestyle
  • Using personal narratives to promote positive outcomes
  • Energy regulation techniques
  • Communication methods and use of self
  • Transition strategies
  • Behavioral Strategies

Don’t miss this opportunity – register today!
Objectives:
  1. Summarize characteristics of sensory modulation disorder, ADHD and autism and how they overlap.
  2. Utilize specific treatments for SPD that can be duplicated at school or home.
  3. Implement a sensory lifestyle as a part of a lifetime of habit building.
  4. Provide examples of elements of successful personal narratives and transitional activities.
  5. Discuss strategies to prompt social engagement for.
  6. Describe how mindfulness and exercise are important tools for managing ADHD.

RONDALYN VARNEY WHITNEY, PHD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Rondalyn Varney Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is an occupational therapist, educator, and researcher with over 20 years of experience. Her work focuses on the family as a system and she specializes in pediatric mental health and reducing barriers to family quality of life for families of children with autism and related disorders. Dr. Whitney is a prolific author, including Nonverbal Learning Disorder: Understanding and Coping with NLD and Asperger's (TarcherPerigee, 2008); Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders (Prufrock Press, 2013); and Self-Regulation: A Family Systems Approach for Children with Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD & Sensory Disorders (PESI, 2014). She is a featured author in The Out of Sync Child Has Fun (TarcherPerigee, 2006), Sensory Focus Magazine, Today in OT and OT Practice.

Dr. Whitney presents nationally and internationally on ASD, sensory processing, family quality of life, therapeutic humor, social skills program development and related topics. She is a pioneer of innovative social programs which serve as a model for many programs utilized today. Dr. Whitney is a recognized leader in the American Occupational Therapy Association and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence. She is certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) and has an advanced practice designation in Feeding and Swallowing from the state of California. Dr. Whitney is an associate professor and chair of the OT Department at the Clarkson University in the North Country of New York. Her research interests are in family quality of life, family resilience, and sensory processing as a barrier or support to social participation.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Rondalyn Varney Whitney maintains a private consulting practice. She is an associate professor at Clarkson University. She is an author for Perigee Press, Prufrock Press, and PESI Publishing and Media and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Rondalyn Varney Whitney is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Occupation Therapy Association of Maryland.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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