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Please call 857-444-1500 x1 to be added to the waiting list.

This webinar will use Zoom. 

This webinar will run from 12:00 pm - 3:15 pm ET / 9:00 am - 12:15 pm PT on Saturday, April 9, 2022 for a total of 3 credit hours.

For those who cannot attend the live webinar on April 9, a recording of the webinar will be available for a week following the live webinar. CE credit is only available for live attendance.

How do we help kids who are displaying challenging behaviors such as hyperactivity, aggressiveness, self-stimulatory, and inattentiveness amongst other concerning issues? Dr. Gibbs will walk you through the foundations for selecting appropriate interventions for children with these challenging behaviors. She will provide approaches related to the diagnoses for sensory processing disorder, trauma, autism, and ADHD. While the content is evidence-based, this webinar will provide a connection between research-based and clinically-proven neurological approaches to addressing self-regulation for these children. You will navigate the connections between neurobiology and the various sensory strategies, techniques, and equipment to use when working with children with challenges with self-regulation. Treatment techniques to be analyzed include: mindfulness, social skill programs, music and movement, and respiratory-based techniques. You will leave ignited with new information and techniques for your work with students.


  • Gain knowledge relating to the neuroscience behind self-regulation and sensory processing
  • Summarize characteristics of sensory processing disorder, ADHD, and autism and how the neurological overlap
  • Understanding the neurological components related to diagnosis and treatment
  • Review primitive reflexes and the connection to brain function
  • Understand the cause and effect of intervention techniques as they relate to neurological components
  • Describe the evidence behind current intervention techniques
  • Identify appropriate strategies that work for treating children with ASD, SPD, and ADHD
  • Introduce the Self-Regulation and Mindfulness program
  • Explore the implementation of the ACTION from Trauma program


This seminar is applicable for PreK-12 educators, school psychologists, occupational therapists, counselors, and speech-language pathologists.


About Dr. Varleisha Gibbs

Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L is an author, speaker, and occupational therapist by trade. Her work led her to study the brain and the hidden power within our nervous system. Her focus has been on those with neurological and developmental conditions (Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorders, Stroke, and Dementia). She is currently the Vice President of Practice Engagement and Capacity Building at The American Occupational Therapy Association and formerly Associate Professor and Director of Inaugural Masters of Occupational Therapy Program at Wesley College. Dr. Gibbs is the author and co-author of multiple books including Raising Kids With Sensory Processing Disorders: A Week-by-Week Guide to Helping Your Out-of-Sync Child With Sensory and Self-Regulation Issues (2020), Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder (2017), and Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders (2013).