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Self-Regulation Intervention Using Neuroscience, Sensory Processing Theory, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

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Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L


Self-Regulation Intervention Using Neuroscience, Sensory Processing Theory, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

Research shows that self-regulation is one of the most important predictors of academic success. In a nutshell, self-regulation is the ability to respond appropriately to a situation and involves sensory processing, emotions, and executive functioning skills. This 6-hour, action-packed, strategy-rich course provides a framework for self-regulation intervention using neuroscience, sensory processing theory, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. This approach will empower participants to effectively help kids who are struggling with attention, outbursts, meltdowns, social interactions, aggression, and more. Gwen reviews the neurological basis of the unique self-regulation challenges faced by children and teens with ASD, ADHD, ODD, a history of trauma or neglect and uncovers the way to immediately impact change.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Assess self-regulation skills by selecting from a variety of easily obtainable tools and checklists.
  2. Identify the role of neurotransmitters in self-regulation and select strategies to balance brain chemistry to aid in self-regulation.
  3. Recognize effective communication strategies to ensure the carryover of intervention strategies through forms, hands-on teaching materials, visuals, and easy-to-understand language.
  4. Differentiate an intervention approach to facilitate self-regulation based on a child’s unique needs.
  5. Integrate a teaching model of “Before-During-Reflection” into intervention with students.
  6. Differentiate the roles of commonly used intervention methods such as emotional regulation programs, listening programs, yoga, mindfulness, and sensory integration therapy and identify kids best served by these approaches as determined by your assessment.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to advanced-level OTs, SLPs, and early intervention professionals
    Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
  • Course Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L
  • Course Agenda
  • CE Broker course code: 20-645001

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #8215. This course is approved for 0.6 AOTA CEU or six contact hours under these Classification Codes: Category 1, Domain of OT: Performance Skills; and Category 2: OT Process: Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorders. Gwen is the creator of BrainWorks sensory diet tools. Although selling the business in October 2020, she remains with Sensational Brain as the AOTA CE Administrator. She currently works as an Intensive Support Specialist for a large educational service agency. Gwen presents to audiences nationwide on topics related to sensory modulation and self-regulation. She lives in Galesburg, Michigan, with her husband and will soon have an empty nest as her three daughters venture out on their own. Learn more about Gwen’s mission and why she created BrainWorks on our About page. To view Gwen’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Gwen Wild receives compensation for her responsibilities as CE administrator for AOTA as well as speaking fees from Sensational Brain LLC. Gwen is co-author of Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5®.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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