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How to Work with Children: A Sensory Approach

  • Successfully deliver sensory strategies
  • Eliminate control battles, while keeping the child regulated
  • Design sensory add-ons to classwork, homework and therapy

This workshop focuses on the art of working with a child. Using the “10 core elements of good sensory interventions” as our guide, we will discuss strategies for therapists, educators and caregivers to deliver sensory interventions. Topics include: grading activities for the just-right challenge; making the child an ally and partner in interventions; keeping the child regulated; ensuring the child’s safety; and setting up the environment. We will also discuss ways to seamlessly incorporate sensory input into the day.


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Teresa Garland
1 Hour 02 Minutes
Audio and Video
15 Feb, 2016
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This online program is worth 1.0 hours CPD.



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Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author specializing in sensory and modulation issues. She has worked in schools, sensory clinics and medical settings with children and adults, treating sensory disorders, ADHD and autism. Ms. Garland works closely with other health professionals, teachers and doctors to understand and treat underlying sensory, timing, and coordination/motor planning issues as well as overlying socio/emotional behaviors and the symptoms of autism. She is trained/certified in the SIPT, Interactive Metronome®, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Therapeutic Listening, Wilbarger’s Sensory Defensiveness, the Natural Heart Approach, Mindfulness Training, and Food Chaining. Her bestselling books are titled Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders (PESI, 2014) and Hands-on Activities for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders (PESI, 2016).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Teresa Garland is an author for PESI Publishing & Media and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Teresa Garland has written case studies for Interactive Metronome®.  She writes a blog on Self-Regulation ( 

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals


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


  • 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!



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