Friday, November 3, 2018 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Buy Tickets: Autism Awareness Center Inc.
Social Regulation (Kuypers and Sautter, 2011) is the ability to adjust one’s level of alertness and modify how emotions and behaviors are revealed in order to meet social goals. Our world is filled with complicated social situations that can be sticky to navigate—both emotionally and socially. It’s important to realize that within these situations, regulating emotions/behaviors and managing social communication go hand in hand. Understanding this connection helps to broaden the lens, look at the whole child, and focus on working as a team to put together the practical applications that work for each child.
This presentation (for parents/caregivers, educators, and other professionals who work with individuals with social cognitive, executive functioning, communication, and emotional regulation challenges) offers the glue that makes social learning stick. It will provide an overview of the components of social regulation, explanations of what various challenges look like, and commonly used curricula/frameworks. With a focus on the whole child, the roles of all areas of the child’s life will be reviewed with reflection on how to create a partnership and integrate school, home, and community. The majority of the presentation will focus on practical tools, concepts, and suggestions that can easily be used the next day to support social regulation in all aspects and environments of a child’s life. Participants will learn to embrace teachable moments using new and time-tested strategies in order to create a “social learning diet” for success. Strategies and tools presented can be readily integrated into the Zones of Regulation framework or used on their own in a variety of settings and for different ages.
About the Presenter
Elizabeth Sautter, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech and language pathologist and co-director and co-owner of Communication Works. She has worked with preschool to adult clients and their families since 1996 in private practice, schools, and hospitals. Following her professional passion, Elizabeth has specialized in social communication, self-regulation, and executive functioning. She conducts trainings for parents, caregivers, and professionals and thrives on learning and developing functional and creative intervention tools and programs to support her clients.