Practical Sense in Sensory Integration II: Successful Strategies for Self-Regulation

Julia Harper, PhD, MS, OTR/L 

May 10 & 11, 2022 – Queens, NY
Early $460.00* | Regular $485.00 

For Group Discounts See Discounts Tab Below

An intermediate level class that focuses on the identification, assessment and treatment of the multiple factors that affect self-regulation. Children with self-regulation disorder tend to have behavioral breakdowns and present with inconsistency in skills that are perplexing and limiting to functional output.

Participants will gain an understanding of how these factors connect and interact with each other. Learn practical and specific strategies to address each of the problem areas which you can begin to apply immediately. The information provided is highly effective for addressing these inconsistencies in behavior. Upon completion, participants will have multiple strategies to apply when treating this elusive problem. This class will prepare you to assess and treat children with self-regulation dysfunction.  This course is only open to professionals who have taken Dr. Harper’s Level 1 course, either live or on-line. 

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Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course should be able to identify:

  • Define the term Self-Regulation Dysfunction
  • Identify the structures involved in Self-Regulation
  • Identify the 3 levels of Self-Regulation Dysfunction
  • Label 2 factors that affect each of the levels of Self-Regulation Dysfunction
  • Identify 2 specific strategies to address each level of Regulatory Dysfunction

Target Audience & Course Level 

Intermediate level Occupational and Physical Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists who are interested in learning PRACTICAL, hands-on, specific techniques focusing on the recognition and treatment of self-regulation dysfunction. These strategies will increase your client’s ability to consistently perform, resulting in notable functional outcomes in your treatment sessions. Special Educators can also greatly benefit from this course content.



DAY #1
8:00am-9:30 • Identification of Self-Regulation Dysfunction
1. Introduction
2. Defining Self-Regulation
3. Defining Self-Regulation Dysfunction
4. Distinguishing Self-Regulation vs. Modulation

9:30-9:45 • Morning Break

9:45-11:45 • Neurology of Self-Regulation Disorder
1. Identifying how self-regulation dysfunction affects function
2. How does Self-Regulation occur?
3. Role of the Upper Brainstem
4. Role of the Cerebellum

11:45-12:30p • Lunch

12:30- 1:45 • Assessment of Self-Regulation Dysfunction
1. How to test specifically for self-regulation dysfunction

1:45- 2:45 • Clinical Observation of Self-Regulation Dysfunction

2:45-3:00 • Q & A

DAY #2

8:00am-9:30 • Treatment of Self-Regulation Dysfunction
1. Q&A from Day #1
2. Introduction to the 3 levels of regulation
3. Treatment for primary regulators

9:30-9:45 • Morning Break

9:45-11:45 • Treatment of Self-Regulation Dysfunction
1. Treatment for secondary regulators
2. Discussion and Case Studies

11:45-12:30pm • Lunch

12:30- 1:45 • Treatment of Self-Regulation Dysfunction
1. Treatment for tertiary regulators
2. Discussion and Case Studies

1:45-2:45 • Putting Treatment Together
1 Behavior vs Brain
2 Bottom Up vs. Top Down

2:45-3:00 • Q & A
• Summary and Wrap-Up



DR. JULIA HARPER PhD, MS, OTR/L is the Clinical Director and President of TheraPeeds. Dr. Harper holds advanced certifications, including a SIPT certification from Sensory Integration International and INPP certification from the Institute for Neurophysiological Psychology in the UK. She was an Adjunct Professor in the OTA Program at LaGuardia College and holds a music degree from the Royal Academy of Music, which she applies to her work in Sensory Integration.

Dr. Harper receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


May 10 & 11, 2022
Young Israel of Jamaica Estates
83-10 188th Street
Hollis, NY 11423

Venue is accessible via mass transit via the Q17 bus.  Street parking is also available.


Educational Credits

12 contact hours

Approved for 12 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

Application has been made to the NJBPTE for CE credits.

Approved NYSED CTLE provider.  Sponsor ID #23746.

AOTA-Approved Provider Program

TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development.  PD activity approval ID# Pending. This Live PD is offered at 12 contact hours, Intermediate level, Domain of OT: OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


This course is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).



Group Discount

Early $460* | Regular $485.00 

*Early registration must be received 21 days prior to seminar VALID UNTIL APR 19, 2022

3 or more registrants – Early –  $435.44 | Regular – $459.00  (use code group3)

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