Learn practical applications and research support of this new intervention approach; A SECRET, to help prevent meltdowns and frustrations when children with sensory and motor challenges engage in difficult and demanding tasks either at home or in the school environment. The second interactive workshop will take participants through a number of evidence-based strategies that enhance attention and arousal states essential for participation and learning in the school and home environment.
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This course is part of Therapies in the School Online Conference 3
No Longer A SECRET: A Theoretical, Practical Approach to Helping Students with Sensory and Motor Challenges Experience Success
This session applies the powerful framework, A SECRET, developed by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller and highlighted in the book; No Longer A SECRET: Unique and Common Sense Strategies for Children with Sensory and Motor Challenges; Bialer & Miller, to school-based practice. Learn practical applications and research support of this new intervention approach to help prevent meltdowns and frustrations when children with sensory and motor challenges engage in difficult and demanding tasks either at home or in the school environment.
- Participants will identify one element of A SECRET clinical framework that is an area of challenge for a student and interferes with participation and success in the school environment.
- Participants will appropriately plan and organize strategies by utilizing elements of A SECRET clinical framework that support areas of challenge for students.
- Discuss two ways that self-regulation can be taught to students.
Current Evidence-Based Strategies to Support Students with Attention, Arousal, and Sensory Processing Disorder
This interactive workshop will take participants through a number of evidence-based strategies that enhance attention and arousal states essential for participation and learning in the school and home environment. The strategies described can be used as essential elements to ensure student success during challenging tasks when using the framework A SECRET.
- Participants will be able to explain the two-three causes of students inattentive states. High emotional arousal, low cortical arousal, distraction (Dunn, 2007; Ognibene, 2002; Wilbarger, 1998).
- Participants will be able to identify situations (e.g., carpet time, table activities, physical activities) in which students attentional focus tends to be problematic (Dunn, 2007).
- Participants will be able to deploy research-based strategies to improve students attentional focus, especially in problematic situations. These strategies include use of weight, rhythmic stimuli, lighting, movement activities, chair moves, and fidget tools.
Doreit S. Bialer, OTD, MA, is an independent provider and consultant to school districts. She holds certifications in Neurodevelopmental Therapy and in the Administrations and Interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests, and is a certified Pilates Mat Instructor . She Co-authored a book with Dr. Lucy J. Miller and the star Center called No Longer a SECRET; Unique Common-sense Strategies for Children with Sensory and Motor Challenges
Doreit was a keynote speaker at the Education Resources Annual Conference 2015
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