Sensory Enrichment from Teresa Garland

Sensory Enrichment from Teresa Garland
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Sensory Enrichment from Teresa Garland

Sensory Enrichment from Teresa Garland

Sensory Enrichment Using Everyday Activities to Calm Sensitivities and Sensory Craving from Teresa Garland

Faculty:Teresa Garland

Duration:1 Hour 56 Minutes | Format:Audio and Video

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  • Replace craving behaviors with useful sensory-based activities.
  • Desensitization for sound, textures and foods.
  • Live demonstrations with children!

Create activities for the fidgety child, the sensitive child and the unmotivated child. This workshop presents new ideas, activities and projects to keep children with sensory modulation disorder happily immersed in pleasant sensation. There will be live demonstrations with children showing desensitization techniques for soundtexture and food. Additional demonstrations include activities for sensory-immersion in textures such as yarn, wood and stone, and in in scent, color, and music. We also take a brief look at the latest evidence for sensory interventions.


  1. Distinguish three general desensitization techniques.
  2. Develop a repertoire of sensory-based activities.
  3. Compare the evidence for sensory therapy Vs. Ayers™ Sensory Integration.

Sensory immersion & desensitization

  • What is it?
  • What evidence do we have?

Desensitization demonstrations

  • Sound-effects story
  • Get used to gooey
  • Food play

Turn small activities into projects and hobbies
Immersion activity demonstrations

  • Yarn rolling, wrapping, chaining
  • Project: cover a box
  • Stone gluing
  • Project: make a planter
  • Scented “flowers”
  • Project: indoor sensory garden
  • Music: make a playlist
  • Color: fabric on a ring, paper mosaics
  • Project: collage

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Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author specializing in sensory and modulation issues. She has worked in schools, sensory clinics and medical settings with children and adults, treating sensory disorders, ADHD and autism. Ms. Garland works closely with other health professionals, teachers and doctors to understand and treat underlying sensory, timing, and coordination/motor planning issues as well as overlying socio/emotional behaviors and the symptoms of autism. She is trained/certified in the SIPT, Interactive Metronome®, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Therapeutic Listening, Wilbarger’s Sensory Defensiveness, the Natural Heart Approach, Mindfulness Training, and Food Chaining. Her bestselling books are titled Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders (PESI, 2014) and Hands-on Activities for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders (PESI, 2016).

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Teresa Garland

Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR, is an occupational therapist, author, trainer and clinician specializing in self-regulation techniques for adults and children. Her first book, Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD and Sensory Disorders, won a 2014 Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal. Her second book, Hands-On Activities for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders, has over two hundred new multi-sensory interventions and includes the Environmental Enrichment protocol, in-class aerobics routines and 100 pages of crafts to appease the senses. Teresa’s workshops have been attended by thousands of therapists and educators and cover a variety of topics in self-regulation in children and adults.


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