High Intensity Exercise as a Change Agent for Improving Self-Regulation and Functional Outcomes in Children with Sensory Processing Challenges: 
Theory, Evidence, and Frameworks

Presented by Amy Wheadon, OTD, OTR/L 


In 2023 there’s no denying the need for evidence-based, complimentary OT interventions and strategies to address motor skills, self-regulation, and functional outcomes in children with sensory processing difficulties. 

In recent years, the implications of increased screen time, sedentary youth lifestyles, and the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted motor development, nervous system maturation and sensory processing skill development among our pediatric population.

Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been an influx of children struggling with self-regulation, emotional regulation and social participation, and parents are primarily seeking the support of OTs to provide treatment and home strategies.

This is Where the POWER of High Intensity Exercise Comes In!

Performance and Occupation Based Workouts for Exercise and Regulation

As an OT, you  understand the positive outcomes of physical exercise and the benefit of sensory integration treatment, but what you may not realize, is how HIGH INTENSITY EXERCISE can be a POWERFUL change agent for addressing sensory processing skills, while simultaneously facilitating strength and overall health in children!

 And that is exactly what I’ll be sharing with you during this training

By the end of this 4 hour live distance learning webinar, you’ll walk away with a deep understanding of  the evidence, theories and frameworks that provide support for high intensity exercise as an OT Frame of Reference and change agent for self regulation in pediatric clients. 

Plus you will gain the the skills needed to confidently  incorporate it into your 1:1 treatment session repertoire to create lasting results for your pediatric clients with sensory processing challenges.

Part 1 is a prerequisite for becoming a certified provider of the EXERSHINEKids POWER Bootcamp Program (Part2).  On its own, Part 1 gives clinicians what they need to use high intensity exercise effectively in 1:1 OT sessions

High Intensity Exercise as a Change Agent for Improving Self-Regulation and Functional Outcomes in Children with Sensory Processing Challenges: Theory, Evidence, and Frameworks

A 4 hour live, distance learning webinar where you’ll learn the foundations, theories and evidence using high intensity exercise as a change agent. 


DATE: Apr 28th 2023 or July 21st 2023

TIME: 8.30am-12.30pm EST





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