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From Meltdowns To An Occupation-Centered Approach For Self-Regulation And Management

Course: #6106Level: Intermediate 2 Hours 6948 Reviews

How to incorporate sensory strategies for emotional management and self-regulation in pediatric practice is emphasized in this course. Emphasis will also be on preventing behaviors and meltdowns related to sensory processing, collaborating with teachers and parents to implement them into daily routines, and monitoring outcomes for documentation and program evaluation. You will have the opportunity to create a plan for a child on your caseload for generalization to practice.

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Course Type: Video, Text

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 07831; CE Broker/2.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-1113798; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Rehabilitation

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify how to determine if a child is having a sensory-based meltdown and how to utilize evidence-based sensory modulation strategies to prevent or reduce episodes.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to apply self-monitoring approaches to enhance self-regulation with sensory-based interventions as a bottom-up approach and utilize Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) as an outcome measure to promote self-regulation connected with occupation-based outcomes.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to analyze top-down vs. bottom-up self-regulation approaches and how to integrate occupational performance and intervention approaches identified within a case study format.

Course created on October 3, 2023


0-5 Minutes Introduction/Objectives
5-10 Minutes Intro to Packet and Case Introduction
10-30 Minutes Meltdowns and Sensory Processing
30-55 Minutes Polyvagal Theory; Behavior vs. Meltdowns
55-70 Minutes Case Study
70-85 Minutes Self-regulation Approach (Bottom-up Approach)
85-100 Minutes Self-monitoring Approach and Connection to Top-down Approach
100-115 Minutes Goal Attainment Scaling with Occupation
115-120 Minutes Summary; Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Nicole Quint has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Nicole Quint has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 07831. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs/contact hours (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 2.5 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Rehabilitation Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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