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


Training and Certification Workshop



Part 1: Theory, Evidence, and Frameworks

(Self Paced, Distance Learning Format- Pre-requisite for Part 2 and Certification)


Part 2: Implementation with Fidelity

(Interactive Distance Learning Format- Practicum, Lab and Certification)


Presented by Amy Wheadon, OT, OTD, OTR, CPT, YES 




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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...


The EXERSHINEkids Training and Certification Program is a two part distance learning training that includes a self paced, distance learning component and an interactive distance learning component.  

By the end of this 2 part, 10 hour distance learning training, 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. 



Further, you will gain the the skills needed to:

  • confidently¬† incorporate this framework into your sessions and repertoire

  • implement the EXERSHINEkids group program into your practice setting

  • build a community where¬†kiddos feel¬†empowered and¬†have a sense of belonging

  • create lasting results for your pediatric clients with sensory processing challenges

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


2024 Part 2 



FRIDAY, JUNE 7th, 2024

Workshop Full



TIME: 9am to 4:15 pm EST

(One Hour Lunch Break)


Part 1: A 4 hour self paced, pre-recorded distance learning webinar where you’ll learn the foundations, theories and evidence using high intensity exercise as a change agent. This distance learning activity is a REQUIRED PRE-REQUISITE THAT MUST BE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION IN PART 2


Part 2: A 6 hour, live distance learning course focused on implementation, practical application, lab component and certification

Register for August 14th



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