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An Evidence-Based Approach for Self-Regulation and Management: From Meltdowns to Function

Course: #10806Level: Intermediate 2 Hours 1045 Reviews

Incorporation of sensory strategies into pediatric practice, to improve emotional management and self-regulation and prevent sensory processing-related meltdowns, is described in this course. Effective integration of top-down (cognitive) and bottom-up (sensory) approaches is demonstrated via case studies. Outcomes measurement and collaboration with teachers and parents to implement strategies are also addressed.

Course created on January 18, 2024

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.2 Intermediate, Professional; IACET/0.2; Kansas LTS-S1370/2.0; SAC/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify sensory-based meltdowns, and evidence-based sensory modulation strategies that can prevent or reduce episodes.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how to combine self-monitoring strategies and sensory-based interventions to enhance self-regulation, and how to measure outcomes via Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS).
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define top-down (cognitive) vs. bottom-up (sensory-based) self-regulation approaches, and identify best strategies to use for a case example.


0-10 Minutes Introduction and background
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, bottom-up approach
85-100 Minutes Self-monitoring approach (connection to top down approach)
100-115 Minutes Goal Attainment Scaling
115-120 Minutes Summary, Q&A


1045 Reviews

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Nicole Quint was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She serves as the Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Sensory Processing 3 Dimensions (SP3D) Assessment Tool Data Collection for STAR Institute and Western Psychological Services. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.

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

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

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