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Full-day Workshops in Johannesburg, Pretoria & W. Cape, South Africa

For Teachers, Therapists, Parents, and Educators

Body-Brain Integration
Sensory Regulation
Technology for Learning

Research-based strategies, practical approach, ready to use tools

Workshops in February 2024

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Sensory Regulation & Effective Technology
for Learning

Combining a full-body multi-sensory approach with technology to help children reach their maximum learning potential.

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FUN, INTERACTIVE,

FAST-MOVING WORKSHOP 

A comprehensive plan for helping children learn and achieve, using a body-brain integration approach. We will also cover effective use of technology in addition to incorporating sensory regulation strategies into children's everyday lives.

Full-day workshop will provide:

Research-based strategies and approaches

Interactive, fun, dynamic day of experiential learning

Practical Ideas you can use immediately

Programs and materials that are free and available for all students

Take-Home KitEach participant gets a curated Take-Home kit. Packed with printed workbooks, links to free online materials, sensory tools, and fun rhythmic movement and sound tools, this kit allows you to start using the strategies presented in the workshop immediately.

Mini-ContestsAttendees can choose to participate in Mini-Contests for a chance to win a Bluetooth speaker which can be used along with the sensory strategies and programs provided.

Lunch, morning/afternoon coffee, tea & snacks, chocolates! :)

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Self-regulation and executive functioning are essential life skills for all children in all environments. They are critical skills needed for academic success for all learners in their academic environments. However, many struggling students are dysregulated and have difficulty with coping skills. 

 

In this presentation, we will look at the strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of implementing a sensory regulation approach into children’s daily lives as an important basis for effective learning. We will present research-based, practical, and effective methods to help students with sensory regulation before and during academic activities. The focus will be on incorporating strategies for the classroom and home. Specific, concrete data collection methods for determining the most effective strategies will be demonstrated.

Workshop Course Outline

BODY-BRAIN INTEGRATION

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Brain and Body Integration - an essential basis for learning and achievement

Stages of Development and Integration

Primitive Reflex Integration

Developmental Approach to Learning

Social-Emotional Aspects

Strategies to Improve Motivation and Engagement

Importance of Movement, Music, and Rhythm in Brain Development

Need for Unstructured Movement

Effect of Highly Structured Movement on Child Achievement

Sensory Needs and Regulation

Ready for Rhythm - Ready for Calm - Ready for Work

Developmental Drawing and Writing

MULTIMEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY

Appropriate and Wise use of Technology

Technology for Multiple Means of Learning

Rhythmic Writing and Rhythmic Typing

Technology and Strategies to make Learning Fun and Exciting

Combining Dynamic Movement and Technology for Effective Learning

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Schedule

 Body-Brain Integration, Sensory Regulation,

and Technology for Learning

 

4 sessions will be held, 2 in Gauteng and 2 in Western Cape. All sessions are the same content but with different date and location options.

For each session:

CEU's:  7 (OTASA), HPCSA Level 1

Cost:  

Individual R1350

  (Early bird registration R1100 before 10 Jan 2024)

Group Over 5 people R1100 each

  (Early bird registration R1000 each before 10 Jan 2024)

Time:  08:30 - 16:00 (Lunch and Refreshments provided)

 

WESTERN CAPE

Session 1:

Date: 03 February 2024

Location: Vista Nova School

11 Milner Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

Session 2:

Date: 10 February 2024

Location: Vista Nova School

11 Milner Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

GAUTENG

Session 3:

Date: 17 February 2024

Location: Marist Brothers Linmeyer

East St, Linmeyer, Johannesburg South, 2190, South Africa

Session 4:

Date: 24 February 2024

Location: Via Nova School

Talitha Kumi St, Derdepoort 326-Jr, Pretoria, 0039, South Africa

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We will be running fun, interactive workshops for therapists, teachers, and children to show you how to use powerful strategies for learning and achievement. We will investigate how to incorporate structured movement into academics and learning with data collection to measure progress with this approach. Some of the most beneficial technologies and strategies for learning together with motor components will be presented.

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Host

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Bridgette Nicholson
Occupational Therapist
Assistive Technology Consultant

Bridgette Nicholson is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Consultant with over 36 years of experience. She has worked extensively with school districts, organizations, and conferences, providing valuable consultation, training, and presentations. Bridgette is known for her interactive, fast-paced workshops that are designed for educators, therapists, teachers, and parents. These 1 and 2-day workshops cover a wide range of topics, including evidence-based practice, research, progress monitoring, Universal Design for Learning, and powerful research-based strategies for classrooms and schools.

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