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This live webcast will help you to better intervene with the challenging child – the one who won’t sit still; doesn’t follow directions; often throws tantrums; or has difficulty waiting for their turn. They may “hit first and ask questions later”. They react impulsively and have difficulty expressing what they need or what is frustrating them. We know this child is intelligent, caring and kind, but their behavior doesn’t reflect these positive qualities. These are the children who confuse and frustrate parents and who overwhelm teachers and peers. They struggle to meet basic expectations and are unable to succeed in school, with peers, and at home.
Join Andrea Cennington, MSW, LCSW, CYT, for this webcast and learn to effectively intervene with the emotional and behavioral dysregulation of children with High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Processing Disorders. Through hands-on activities and dynamic discussion, you will learn techniques, behavioral strategies, problem-solving strategies and brain training exercises to:
• Address the sensory, language and executive functioning processing deficits that trigger them
• Increase their self-control, social success, emotional control and task completion
• Teach flexibility, tolerance, thinking it through and decision-making
• Reduce the frequency and duration of their tantrums and emotional outbursts
Walk away with proven emotional, behavioral and processing strategies that lead to social and academic success!
Andrea Cennington, MSW, LCSW, CYT, is a licensed clinical social worker and past certified special education teacher with over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Down Syndrome and Neuro-Developmental Disorders. As a licensed independent social worker, she provides in-depth inpatient and outpatient clinical services as well as school-based services to children, adolescents and adults. Ms. Cennington is committed to helping children of all ages learn how to self-regulate and manage their behaviors and emotions, effectively. She uses psycho-education to assist families with understanding presented target behavior and the development of strategies to decrease or eliminate the occurrence of targeted behaviors.
Ms. Cennington has extensive experience providing behavioral health services and crisis intervention to Army and Air Force service members and their families. She provides trainings for teachers, mental health and rehab clinicians, school administrators and parents to teach self-regulation strategies that are effective for children and adolescents. Ms. Cennington is a registered yoga teacher, which she incorporates as a mindfulness resource to address behavior.