Self-regulation is a person’s ability to monitor, adjust and manage their energy levels, attention, emotions, thoughts and behaviours so that they are able to engage productively and appropriately within their environment. The processes involved in self-regulation can be divided into three broad areas:
- Sensory Regulation: the ability to obtain and sustain the appropriate level of alertness in order to respond appropriately to the sensory stimuli present.
- Emotional Regulation: the ability to respond to social rules with a range of emotions through appropriately initiating, inhibiting, or modulating their behaviour /emotional responses.
- Cognitive Regulation: the ability to monitor and manage self-control, demonstrate appropriate attention, persistence and mental flexibility to engage in cognitive processes required for problem solving.
Self- regulation is a learned, developmental skill and is a key building block which underpins a child’s ability to mature emotionally, cognitively and socially. It directly influences a child’s occupational performance in self-care, academic and social participation. Increasingly, occupational therapists are asked to provide an understanding of challenges to self-regulation experienced by children and offer suggestions for strategies which may enhance their participation across the tasks they want and need to do.
Workshop Objectives – this practical workshop will assist participants to
- Develop an understanding of self-regulation, including its development and factors influencing its effective use
- Use an occupational performance framework to understand an individual’s self-regulation challenges
- Design strategic interventions that provide tools for children to develop their self-regulation capabilities and enhance their participation across environments
This workshop is suitable for occupational therapists.
About the Presenter – Assoc Professor Chris Chapparo PhD, MA, DipOT is widely recognised on an international level for her contributions to occupational therapy through teaching, research and community service activities. Dr Chapparo has co-authored the Occupational Performance Model (Australia). Dr Chapparo has interests in cognition, management of sensory/ motor problems in children and adults and occupational therapy theory. Dr Chapparo is a founding member of Sensory Integration International and the Australian SI Faculty and she is a neurodevelopmental therapy instructor. Her research interests lie in the areas of children’s information processing and social participation.
Videoconferencing/Online Format – Zi Mei Events is committed to provide high quality professional development, opportunities for participants. Due to the content and multi-day format of this workshop we have decided that a face to face presentation is the best option for this particular workshop. Unfortunately the ability to link to this workshop via an online format or to record this workshop is NOT an option.
Venue: Aerial UTS Function Centre
Aerial UTS Function Centre is well serviced by public transport. For further information visit https://transportnsw.info/
- Via Bus – a short 5 walk from Broadway Shopping Centre
- Via Train – a short 5-10 minute walk from Central Station
- Airport – 30 minute drive (allow for traffic)
- University of Technology Carpark is $16.00 per hour, or $30 full day
These details were correct at time of publishing – please check specific details (eg online or drive up) with individual parking stations prior to accessing.
- Car Park entrance is accessed from Thomas St (traveling West), with lift access to Aerial Function Centre – Building 10, level 7. If you park in the car park, and you end up in building 11, exit the building on level 2 (ground floor) and turn left and walk to building 10.
Aerial Function Centre is only a short distance from many accommodation options within the Sydney CBD.