April 24, 2018 – Self-Regulation: Pathway to Learning


This one-day workshop is an introduction to the elements of self-regulation and its profound influence upon learning in the classroom environment. Many children experience difficulty regulating their activity levels or energy and difficulty balancing their sensory systems, which can be disruptive to the learning environment and to social interaction. Strategies will be introduced to assist participants in managing varying activity levels through curriculum activities and adaptations. Additionally, children may have difficulty regulating their emotions or mood states resulting in stress responses that often limit participation in learning tasks. Participants can learn to develop therapeutic relationships with their students to support the development of balance emotional states for optimum learning. Inattention, impulsivity and information retention are also functions that require meta-cognitive regulation and require specific strategies of support. This one-day workshop will be lecture format with video analysis for optimum learning.

The Day

8:30am – 9:00am Registration

9:00am – 10:45am Foundations of Sensory Processing

10:45am – 11:00am BREAK

11:00am – 12:00pm Sensory Processing Intervention in the Classroom

12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH

1:00pm – 2:30pm Emotional Regulation: Attachment Theory

2:30pm – 2:45pm BREAK

2:45pm – 3:30pm Therapeutic relationship in the classroom

3:30pm – 4:30pm Cognition and Metacognition as regulation in the classroom


The Participant will develop an understanding of:

– Strategies to adapt the classroom environment to support regulation

– The science of movement as it supports regulation and learning

– Learning theory and universal design education

– Attunement and its effect on learning

– Sensory processing intervention



John Michaels Banquet & Conference Centre
1368 Upper’s Lane
Thorold, ON L2V 5B3


April 24, 2018
8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Individual – $150
Table of 8 – $800



Click here to view and print registration information


Patti McGillivray OT4KIDS info@ot4kids.ca


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