Survival Strategies for Parenting in the Pandemic: Self Regulation and Sensory Processing

Ways to help you and your family feel more calm and grounded in the middle of the current storm.

Survival Strategies for Parenting in the Pandemic: Self Regulation and Sensory Processing

Dates

7/23/2020

Times

7:00pm PT

Price

Free

Overview

How many senses can you identify? (Hint: There are at least 8!)  

Did you know that sensory strategies can help everyone, not just kids with “SPD” (Sensory Processing Disorder)?

The current COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in major disruptions to our lives that have left many of us feeling anxious, out-of-touch, or uncomfortable in our bodies. Many of us are stuck at home trying to balance multiple roles, create new routines, and keep our kids active and happy.

Sensory information can help bring the nervous system into a state of balance between feeling overstimulated and feeling distracted or detached. When we are in this “just right” state of regulation, we feel our best, do our best, and are best able to engage with others.  In this live webinar, you will learn how to apply the basic principles of sensory processing to select everyday activities you can do at home with your family that can help everyone feel more comfortable and connected.

What you will learn

  • The importance of promoting your own self-regulation as a parent and your role as a co-regulator for your child or children.
  • The basics of sensory processing and integration, including how the 8 senses function.
  • The role sensory processing plays in self regulation.

Instructors

Anne Swart MA, OTD, OTR/L


Anne is a licensed occupational therapist with specialized training in sensory processing and behavioral health.  She received her Master’s and Clinical Doctorate degrees in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California, and also holds a Master’s degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.


Anne works with children with sensory processing challenges, neurodevelopmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses. She is passionate about using an inclusive, family-centered perspective. Children working with Anne follow her play-based approach to develop their own intrinsic motivation or “inner drive” to learn and grow.  Parents also learn new skills and new ways to see their children through the coaching aspect of Anne’s work.  Prior to becoming an OT, Anne taught biology and genetics courses at schools such as UC Berkeley Extension and Merritt College, which sparked her interest in adult education.

Intended audience

Parents of children of any age. Parents of children aged 0-12 may find this information particularly useful.

How much does this webinar cost?

Free

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