Practical Sense in SI Part 2

"Successful Strategies for Self-Regulation"

An intermediate level class that focuses on the identification, assessment and treatment of the multiple factors that affect self-regulation. Children with self-regulation dysfunction tend to have behavioral breakdowns and present with inconsistency in skills that are perplexing and limiting to functional output.

Participants will gain an understanding of how the factors connect and interact with each other and will learn practical and specific strategies to address each of the problem areas that you can begin to apply immediately. The information provided is highly effective for addressing these inconsistencies in behavior. Upon completion, participants will have multiple strategies to apply when treating this elusive problem. This class will prepare you to assess and treat children with self-regulation dysfunction.

Who Should Attend?

Occupational and Physical Therapists who are interested in learning PRACTICAL, hands-on, specific techniques focusing on the recognition and treatment of self-regulation dysfunction. These strategies will increase your clients? ability to consistently perform, resulting in notable functional outcomes in your treatment sessions. Special Educators and

Learning Objectives:

TheraPeeds uses an interactive medium in all classes and the programs are structured to cover each of the learning outcomes in each segment of instruction. The conclusion of each segment involves a review of the content covered and questions to assess the acquisition of learning outcomes.

At the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to:

  • Define the term Self-Regulation Dysfunction

  • Identify the structures involved in Self-Regulation

  • Identify the 3 levels of Self-Regulation Dysfunction

  • Label 2 factors that affect each of the levels of Self-Regulation Dysfunction

  • Identify 2 specific strategies to address each level of Regulatory Dysfunction

Continuing Education Credits:

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course, approved by the following sanctioning organization:

TheraPeeds, Inc., is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider ID# 4167. This Live/Distance Learning: Interactive is offered at 0.65 CEUs, Intermediate educational level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.


Julia Harper, PhD, MS, OTR/L

President of Therapeeds, Inc., Julia has practiced exclusively as a pediatric occupational therapist with a diversified client population and currently practices in NY and Florida. She has trained extensively, conducted research and holds advanced certifications in a variety of pediatric treatments. She is SIPT certified, lectures and trains therapist worldwide. Julia is nationally recognized for her work in SI treatment and her unique approach to providing integrative therapy.

Time Topic
8:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Identification of Self-Regulation Dysfunction

  1. Introduction

  2. Defining Self-Regulation

  3. Defining Self-regulation Dysfunction

  4. Identifying how self-regulation dysfunction affects function

10:30 am

Morning Break

10:45 am

Assessment of Self-Regulation Dysfunction

  1. How does self-regulation occurs?

  2. Role of the upper brainstem

12:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 pm

Assessment of Self-Regulation Dysfunction

  1. Role of the cerebellum

  2. How to test specifically for self-regulation dysfunction

2:30 pm

Treatment of Self-Regulation Dysfunction

  1. Introduction to the 3 levels of regulation

  2. Treatment for primary regulators

3:15 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 pm

Treatment of Self-Regulation Dysfunction

  1. Treatment for secondary regulators

  2. Treatment for tertiary regulators

4:45 pm

Summary and Wrap-Up

5:30 pm

The End