- Teresa Garland
- 1 Hour 55 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Feb 22, 2016
- Immerse sensitive children in rich sensation.
- Replace craving behaviors with useful sensory-based activities.
- Desensitization for sound, textures and foods.
- Live demonstrations with children!
Create activities for the fidgety child, the sensitive child and the unmotivated child. This workshop presents new ideas, activities and projects to keep children with sensory modulation disorder happily immersed in pleasant sensation. There will be live demonstrations with children showing desensitization techniques for sound, texture and food. Additional demonstrations include activities for sensory-immersion in textures such as yarn, wood and stone, and in in scent, color, and music. We also take a brief look at the latest evidence for sensory interventions.
- Distinguish three general desensitization techniques.
- Develop a repertoire of sensory-based activities.
- Compare the evidence for sensory therapy Vs. Ayers™ Sensory Integration.
Sensory immersion & desensitization
- What is it?
- What evidence do we have?
- Sound-effects story
- Get used to gooey
- Food play
Turn small activities into projects and hobbies
Immersion activity demonstrations
- Yarn rolling, wrapping, chaining
- Project: cover a box
- Stone gluing
- Project: make a planter
- Scented “flowers”
- Project: indoor sensory garden
- Music: make a playlist
- Color: fabric on a ring, paper mosaics
- Project: collage
|Sensory Enrichment: Using Everyday Activities to Calm Sensitivities and Sensory Craving (2.71 MB)||25 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author specializing in self-regulation and sensory and modulation issues. She has worked in schools, sensory clinics, and medical settings with children, adolescents, and adults with Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ADHD. Ms. Garland works closely with other mental health and allied rehab 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.
Ms. Garland is the author of the award-winning book Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders (PESI, 2014). Her workbook, Hands-on Activities for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders was published in April of 2016 (PESI).
As an author and international presenter, Ms. Garland has trained over 10,000 therapists and teachers in the art of using self-regulation interventions with the children they work with in clinics and classrooms. She also trains on working with children and adults with ADHD and children with autism. Ms. Garland has a master’s in occupational therapy from the University of New Mexico. She writes a blog at https://otselfregulation.blogspot.com.
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 (otselfregulation.blogspot.com).