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.  Preliminary strategies will be introduced to assist teachers 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.  Teachers 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 (please make own arrangements)

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