Seminar Detail

Self-Regulation Interventions for Children & Adolescents: Reduce Frustration, Emotional Outbursts & Oppositional Behaviors
Self-Regulation Interventions for Children & Adolescents: Reduce Frustration, Emotional Outbursts & Oppositional Behaviors

Where:   OAKLAND, CA

When:  Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

This seminar will help you to better intervene with the challenging child – the one who won’t sit still; doesn’t follow directions; often throws tantrums; or has difficulty waiting for their turn. They react impulsively and have difficulty expressing what they need or what is frustrating them. We know this child is intelligent, caring and kind, but their behavior doesn’t reflect these positive qualities. These are the children who confuse and frustrate parents and who overwhelm teachers and peers. They struggle to meet basic expectations and are dysregulated and unable to succeed socially and academically.

Join clinical psychologist Dr. Ehlert and learn how to effectively intervene with emotional and behavioral dysregulation using techniques that address the sensory, language and executive functioning processing deficits that trigger them. Through discussion and hands-on activities, you will learn how to create appropriate behavioral expectations and environments that will help children with High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Processing Disorders.

Intervene with proven emotional, behavioral and processing strategies that lead to succeed at home, school and with peers!

  • Recognize the signs of underlying processing deficits that lead to dysregulation
  • Strategies to improve self-control, social success, emotional regulation and task completion
  • Strategies to reduce frequency and duration of behavioral and emotional outbursts
  • Problem-solving strategies to create positive structure and expectations, positive coping and self-regulation
  • Brain training exercises that will increase self-regulation
Objectives:

  1. Communicate how sensory, language, and executive skills impairments create fight/flight/freeze and defensive responses that lead to dysregulation and related behavioral issues in children.
  2. Select the appropriate intervention strategies to improve student skills including self-control, social success, emotional regulation and task completion.
  3. Employ behavior modification techniques and problem-solving strategies to diffuse students' escalated and oppositional behavior.
  4. Implement environmental strategies to accommodate children’s processing deficits and emotional regulation needs.
  5. Utilize problem-solving strategies to develop appropriate behavioral expectations and coping mechanisms for improved self-regulation skills in students.
  6. Apply cognitive restructuring strategies to reduce frequency, severity and duration of children’s behavioral and emotional outbursts.
OUTLINE

Treatment Approaches Using Processing Perspectives
  • improve self-regulation in children through our own paradigm shifts
  • Ping + Ping + Ping = Frustration and dysregulation
  • De-escalation strategies and precursors to problem-solving
  • Behavioral and mindful intervention for dysregulation triggers
Sensory Deficits
  • Integration, meaning and perception
  • Experience your own dysregulation to sensory challenges
  • Reduce sensory triggers
  • Desensitize strategies to reset the ‘panic switch”
  • Manage the environment to reduce sensory overload
Language/Learning Deficits
  • Incorporate language processing into our understanding of behavior
  • Meaning = perception = reality = response
  • Your emotional response to their language challenges
  • Recognize, validate and problem-solve common language deficit triggers
  • Social Pragmatics insight and behavior
Executive Functioning Deficits
  • Impact of processing inconsistencies on daily functioning
  • Experience how we might set kids up to fail without realizing it
  • Problem-solving strategies to improve organization, working memory and meta-cognitive deficits
  • Environments that manage fidgeting, restlessness and inattention and provide positive social-emotional regulation
  • Roadblocks created by executive skills deficits
Perspective-Taking and Meaning
  • The “Set-up”: Child’s expectations + delayed development = failure
  • Develop appropriate expectations; Pitfalls and strengths of developmental models
  • Strategies for triggering triggers
  • Reinforcing desired behavior using Nurtured Heart Approach
Behavioral Strategies
  • Create realistic expectations through better understanding of the child’s process
  • Behavior modification and skills coaching: Resetting and choices to improve self-regulation
  • Environmental structures that regulate
  • Empower children to improve self-regulation
  • Cognitive restructuring to reduce tantrums and emotional dysregulation
Problem-Solving Strategies
  • Reduce stressors
  • Improve child’s acceptance and personal responsibility for behavior
  • Create realistic expectations
  • Learning/teaching flexibility
  • Use language to self-regulate
Neuro-Biological Considerations
  • Diet/food
  • Supplements/vitamins
  • Sensitivities/toxins
  • Movement and exercise to regulate the brain
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

LAURA EHLERT, PSY.D.

Laura Ehlert, Psy.D., is a child clinical psychologist who has worked with children and adolescents with severe emotional/behavioral issues for over 30 years. She maintains a private practice in Burnsville, Minnesota where she specializes in working with clients who struggle with information, executive functioning and sensory processing deficits, and their associated emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. Dr. Ehlert has worked with thousands of youth in a variety of settings including hospitals, residential treatment centers, partial hospital programs, school day treatment and outpatient mental health settings. She holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology where her training focuses on developmental issues of childhood, and child psychopathology issues.

Professionals who have worked with Dr. Ehlert in the past have often commented that the perspectives and interventions she offers succeeded where others have failed. All behavior has function and is goal driven. Therefore, our understanding from the child’s perspective and being able to collaborate with the child to better know what information they do or don’t have in any difficult situation, is vital. If you want to resolve the problem that is creating the difficult behavior, you must first understand what is behind that behavior.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Laura Ehlert maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Laura Ehlert has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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