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Regulating Children with Autism and/or Sensory Disorders: Cutting-Edge Interventions to Satisfy Sensory Cravings and Sensitivities

OBJECTIVES

  1. Employ a protocol that effectively activates the senses in autism.
  2. Plan a graded sequence of activities for touch desensitization.
  3. Demonstrate sensory immersion activities that satisfy touch cravings and sensitivity.
  4. Create four-minute, intense fun movement routines for the classroom.
  5. Design funny stories with taped sound effects for sound sensitivities.
  6. Implement a smell immersion technique for calming.
  7. Use simple crafts to build sensory hobbies.
  8. List five ways to reframe a child’s sensory experience.
  9. Discuss the latest research findings in the field of sensory modulation.

 

OUTLINE

Current Brain Research and SMD Symptoms

  • Latest research of sensory processing in the brain
  • What we know about oversensitivity, under-sensitivity and craving

A Program to Enrich the Senses in Autism

  • Decrease autism symptoms: Latest research
  • How the program works
  • 15 exercises to increase awareness of touch, temperature, vision and movement
  • Additional exercises to increase tolerance of sound and scent
  • Grading the exercise (harder/easier)
  • Adding in speech, emotion and movement
  • Tips you can teach parents/caregivers and teachers

Sensory Desensitization Strategies

  • How to play with food – new ideas
  • Games for sound desensitization
  • A sequence of interventions for touch desensitization

Sensory Immersion Strategies

  • Sensory sensitivity: How to find ease with immersion in sensation
  • Sensory craving: How to turn cravings into hobbies
  • Touch and vision: Yarn, stone, wood, paper and metal crafts and activities
  • Sound: Music, games, rhythms
  • ‘Wearable’ scent
  • Plan and design multi-day multisensory projects

Movement Exercises to Calm and Manage Stress

  • 4- and 7-minute high intensity interval training (HIIT)
  • FUNterval stories and routines for all ages
  • Create your own FUNterval

Wrap-up: Helping the Unhappy Sensory Child

  • Finding the child’s inner happy self
  • Making the shift from negative to positive outlook
Copyright : 05/17/2016

How to Work with Children: A Sensory Approach

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the 10 elements of good sensory interventions.
  • Design sensory add-ons to classwork, homework and therapy.
  • Develop a solid rapport with the child.

 

OUTLINE

  • 10 core elements of sensory interventions
  • Make use of goals, opportunities and creativity
  • Build a rapport with the child
  • Use the room as an ingredient for self-regulation
  • Design interventions: keep the workload down
  • Make it fun!

Program Information

Objectives

  • Describe the 10 elements of good sensory interventions.
  • Design sensory add-ons to classwork, homework and therapy.
  • Develop a solid rapport with the child.

Outline

  • 10 core elements of sensory interventions
  • Make use of goals, opportunities and creativity
  • Build a rapport with the child
  • Use the room as an ingredient for self-regulation
  • Design interventions: keep the workload down
  • Make it fun!

Copyright : 02/15/2016

Environmental Enrichment: A Sensory-Based Protocol to Reduce the Severity of Autism

OBJECTIVES

  • Customize a sensory awareness and desensitization protocol for a child with autism of any age.
  • Administer 34 activities to develop the child’s awareness to hot/cold, visual, touch, vestibular and sound sensations.
  • Explain how to modify the enrichment protocol.
  • Incorporate activities for speech, physical exercise and emotions into the protocol.

 

OUTLINE

Introduction to the Environmental Enrichment (EE) Protocol

  • What is it?
  • What evidence do we have?

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Enrichment Protocol

  • The short and long versions
  • The materials
  • How, where and when to put the protocol in place

Activities to Enrich the Senses in Autism

  • 34 activities
  • Live demonstrations with children

Modifications to the Enrichment Protocol

  • Grade the challenge with alternate activities
  • Add in speech, physical exercise, rhythm and emotional activities

Program Information

Objectives

  • Customize a sensory awareness and desensitization protocol for a child with autism of any age.
  • Administer 34 activities to develop the child’s awareness to hot/cold, visual, touch, vestibular and sound sensations.
  • Explain how to modify the enrichment protocol.
  • Incorporate activities for speech, physical exercise and emotions into the protocol.

Outline

Introduction to the Environmental Enrichment (EE) Protocol

  • What is it?
  • What evidence do we have?

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Enrichment Protocol

  • The short and long versions
  • The materials
  • How, where and when to put the protocol in place

Activities to Enrich the Senses in Autism

  • 34 activities
  • Live demonstrations with children

Modifications to the Enrichment Protocol

  • Grade the challenge with alternate activities
  • Add in speech, physical exercise, rhythm and emotional activities

Copyright : 02/15/2016

Story-Based 4- and 7-Minute Workouts for the Classroom and Home

Objectives

  1. List eight HIIT exercises each for home-use and school use.
  2. Perform three 4-minute FUNterval workouts for the classroom.
  3. Describe HIIT and cite recent research showing its effectiveness.
  4. Uncover how to create 7-minute routines for home.

 

Outline
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

  • What it is, how it works

4- Minute Story-based Exercise Routines (FUNtervals)

  • Sensory solutions for the classroom
    • Dodging Tomatoes
    • Stuff the Turkey
  • Pirates

7- Minute Story-based Exercise Routine

  • 4 types of exercises
  • Putting them together
  • A story: Spaceship

Create your own story-based exercise routines 

Program Information

Objectives

  1. List eight HIIT exercises each for home-use and school use.
  2. Perform three 4-minute FUNterval workouts for the classroom.
  3. Describe HIIT and cite recent research showing its effectiveness.
  4. Uncover how to create 7-minute routines for home.

Outline

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

  • What it is, how it works

4- Minute Story-based Exercise Routines (FUNtervals)

  • Sensory solutions for the classroom
    • Dodging Tomatoes
    • Stuff the Turkey
  • Pirates

7- Minute Story-based Exercise Routine

  • 4 types of exercises
  • Putting them together
  • A story: Spaceship

Create your own story-based exercise routines 

Copyright : 02/22/2016

Sensory Enrichment: Using Everyday Activities to Calm Sensitivities and Sensory Craving

Objectives

  1. Distinguish three general desensitization techniques.
  2. Develop a repertoire of sensory-based activities.
  3. Compare the evidence for sensory therapy Vs. Ayers™ Sensory Integration.

 

Outline
Sensory immersion & desensitization

  • What is it?
  • What evidence do we have?

Desensitization demonstrations

  • Sound-effects story
  • Get used to gooey
  • Food play

Turn small activities into projects and hobbies
Immersion activity demonstrations

  • Yarn rolling, wrapping, chaining
  • Project: cover a box
  • Stone gluing
  • Project: make a planter
  • Scented “flowers”
  • Project: indoor sensory garden
  • Music: make a playlist
  • Color: fabric on a ring, paper mosaics
  • Project: collage

 

Copyright : 02/22/2016